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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 128 157 2805
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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers.
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hanging Church is amazing and truly a must see for history lovers. We enjoyed the architecture and explanations provided by our guide Tarek from Memphis Tours. Thank you for a very enjoyable time!

Thank Alexa130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To think of the early apostles preaching and establishing Christianity from here is astounding. Our guide was a key to understanding the importance of this building.

Thank Chrisdelo63
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the Coptic Cairo. It is small. We had a guided tour to learn of the history. There are cut outs in the floor so you can see the Roman column it is built on below. I wouldn’t go out of my way to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time to visit the Hanging Church. The wooden inlay is beautiful. So many beautiful pieces of artwork. Both times we have been have been around Egyptian Christmas Jan 7. They have a beautiful Nativity display. The Mosaics in the Courtyard are...More

Thank Djnurse50
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was built on top of another fortress and that's why they call it the hanging church. Very cool and old.

Thank stevenmJ8344TR
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So interesting to see these magnificent buildings that have stood the test of time. Great to see, great to visit, great to hear its history

Thank Corinne T
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is definitely worth a visit if you love churches, architecture, beautiful tile work, and beautiful artwork.

Thank Randarado
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Great architecture and a very pretty building. Not alot of time is required to visit, but worth doing so

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A wonderful experience not just cultural but spiritual as well. Many people are travelling to this place as pilgrims. Must visit when in Cairo. So easy to get here by metro (Mar Girgis metro station) and just a few steps from the metro station. Must...More

Thank Aragorn65
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I went to the church early morning, but perhaps too early as they were holding prayers, so I decided to sit and listen a bit, but no pictures this time. It looked different than I had imagined, still it was an interesting and nice experience....More

Thank Ronald_jelle
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