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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Believed to have been built on the spot Mary, Joseph and Jesus rested at the end of their journey into Egypt and it is believed they rested in the crypt. It has 2 rows of 6 columns separating the aisles from the nave - 11...More

Thank Fiona1110
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This was the only coptic church to open its doors during Coptic Easter. The churches have to be protected against muslim extremists so the authorities take no risks and only this nice one, was opened. Although heavily renovated during recent years some nice original featured...More

Thank math1482
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

this church is known as the place where the Holy family departed from the pursuit of King Herod. We have to walk a little way if we want to go to this church. Along the way there are books and papyrus leaves painted for sale....More

Thank tppas2000
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was on my way to the airport, when by some inexpert way one of my companions decided to stop and go to see the oldest church in Egypt. He is Arab so I did not expect to see a Christian church, to my surprise,...More

Thank Kelyn P
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Cavern Church also known as Abu Serga Church is one of the oldest Coptic Churches in Egypt. Dating back to the 4thCentury AD, Abu Serga is dedicated to soldier-saints Sergius and Bacchus who were put to death in 296 AD because of their beliefs...More

Thank adriano769
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Ok Ok.... The church was completely restored, very clean, safe, pleasant. But, the story just was not plausible based on what I observed. Seemed somewhat contrived to my eye. More of a tourist site than a historical site. The surrounding Coptic area made the visit...More

Thank johnbarbaram2016
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