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

756 Reviews

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

756 Reviews
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See some of Egypt’s lesser-known pyramids on a private day trip from Cairo. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, hear about the ancient pharaohs and their burial grounds from your guide as you journey south to the necropolis of Dahshur. View the Red Pyramid and extraordinary Bent Pyramid here, and then explore the ruins of Memphis, once Egypt’s capital. Inspect the broken relics, columns and giant fallen statue of Ramses II, before continuing to Saqqara. Here, see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt’s oldest stone structure, before returning to Cairo.
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions78 helpful votes
We visited the church during mass. It was interesting. When we entered, the priest spoke to the congregation. There was too much incense of a very good smell. All women wore a veil. We stayed there for a few minutes, even without understanding the language. As soon as we were leaving, a chorus singing began. It's worth visiting. And I believe that we were lucky to visit it at this time specifically. The church itself is small and there is not much to be seen.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Severn wrote a review Dec 2020
1,418 contributions9,403 helpful votes
An ancient Coptic church built on the bastion and the Water Gate of a Roman fort. The building in its current form has been known approximately since the 7th century, the history dates back to the 4th century. It was rebuilt several times, recently restoration was carried out. Inside there is a carved wood and ivory iconostasis, a marble pulpit, old icons. Nice, quiet, peaceful. Древняя коптская церковь, построенная на бастионе и Водных воротах римского форта. Здание в нынешнем виде известно ориентировочно с 7 века, история восходит к 4 веку. Неоднократно перестраивалась, недавно была проведена реставрация. Внутри находится резной иконостас из дерева и слоновой кости, мраморная кафедра, старые иконы. Красиво, тихо, умиротворенно.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Mohamed Bayomi wrote a review Dec 2020
Giza Governorate, Egypt43 contributions5 helpful votes
A very beautiful must-see church in the old coptic part of old Cairo. The church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the world.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Takarasina wrote a review Nov 2020
315 contributions52 helpful votes
So much written 'bout this church already... We visited it on the peak of the second wave of self-instigated coronavirus frenzy in the West so there were only Coptic believers inside - Orthodox like us. We can't stop admiring their icon painting - so different from ours in Russia - and this place provides you with a broad palette of such art. The gem is St Mary, of course, - La Goiconda of the Orient. Her eyes follow you wherever you stay. Stunning! We were also amazed to see obvious peaceful co-existence of Christian and Muslim decor inside. It was only in the Alhambra in Spain where we observed such rarity. Copts claim, by the way, that the place is so sacred that witnessed several Marian apparitions, though a long time ago. A must. But hurry up - soon the misguided will regain their mind and it will be again packed here!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Wael A wrote a review Oct 2020
Cairo, Egypt261 contributions12 helpful votes
I was surprised with the place and its architecture and unique details. This is one of the places you must visit and see.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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