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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest Coptic Church in Egypt and believed to be where the Holy family rested at the end of their Egypt journey. Whether you believe it or not the church is extraordinary and a visit it well worth it for the architecture and beauty if...More

Thank StevefromNorthLakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never mind the church, it is all about the cavern underneath. Reportedly, the Holy Family sheltered there for three months. Is it true? I don’t know. Nevertheless, the thought alone took away my breath. Imagine, being in the same place where Josef, Maria and Jesus...More

Thank EmilioDeTurba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Guess what? I visited the place where the Holy Family stayed on their way through Egypt!" Is it the true place or not - we don't know, but yes please for bragging rights! This was a quick visit and definitely recommended for Christians. It was...More

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful experience to visit this ancient site to see the cave where the Holy Family are traditionally said to have stayed when they were in exile from Egypt. A 'must see' when in Cairo in our view

Thank BenYorkie
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I had no idea there was such a place and it was a wonderful experience to visit this sacred spot. The church is beautiful and holds such a inspiring place to visit.

Thank Pattyg1251
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This church is built on the cave where the Holy Family lived (or is it said to) when they ran out from Israel. The pope "approved" the trail it is presented near the church on a wood sign. Church is really nice.

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Visited these hanging churches and see the history. I found out that virgin mary and baby Jesus visited egypt when threatened to be killed in Jerusulam.

Thank Syed R
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

They claim this church is built on a cave where Mary and a Joseph stayed with the Baby Jesus. It is nice in that it is quaint and not really overdone. You can walk down and see the cave they supposedly slept in we had...More

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 22 June 2018

amazing place where the spot infant Jesus, Mary & Joseph rested was underground and no pictures were allowed for obvious reasons. An altar is placed at the spot souvenirs are available for purchase, well u know, it's hard to not get excited when you are...More

Thank j0j0s77
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A well kept, historical site that is still used today. Nice to see school groups coming through to learn about Egypt’s history.

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Response from j0j0s77 | Reviewed this property |
l entered with a local government group so it was free. if you are there, and esp if you know the story from bible, this place is worth your time