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Cave Church

330 Reviews

Cave Church

330 Reviews
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Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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The Pyramids of Giza are the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. Experience them in style, without the haggling, on this private half-day tour. Your personal Egyptologist will introduce you to the three great pyramids, the mysterious Great Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. Along the way, ride a camel through the desert, capture timeless pictures, and enjoy an Egyptian lunch. This is a door-to-door tour, with Wi-Fi throughout.
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Haeli G wrote a review Feb 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This cave and surroundings need better attention. Why is the concerned authorities not giving this magnificent church needed care?
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Date of experience: February 2021
DamiB wrote a review Feb 2021
La Condamine, Monaco110 contributions14 helpful votes
such tranquility in this grandiose place, hidden in the Mokattam mountains at the entry of Cairo's "Garbage City" - don't let the name of the neighborhood put you off, it's actually an amazing experience in itself
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Date of experience: February 2021
Takarasina wrote a review Nov 2020
469 contributions75 helpful votes
Cairo's Garbage city literally consists of it. The stench is not for lacking mettle, views from your car's windows bring back memories of how nice life in your country is. But if these windows are closed and A/C is on then the stench stays outside and you will be rewarded for your resilience - the church is excellent! The Copts built and sanctified it not that long time ago, in 1975. They did it without any help from the authorities, through crowdfunding. It looks very impressive, even gorgeous. Erected on the hill it's safe from the Garbage city miasms and believers inside do not look like slumdogs or slabs at all - well-groomed, elegantly dressed, smelling with perfume, not with rotting filth. It's allowed to both film and take pictures there - just respect those who came to prey. A beauty.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Judy wrote a review Jul 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions12 helpful votes
I just love this place. It is peaceful and the rock carvings are incredible. The story of the miracle of Mokattam is also very special.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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cottonels wrote a review Jun 2020
Peterborough, Canada101 contributions26 helpful votes
Part of the appeal of the Cave Church was the route we had to take to get there. We travelled through Garbage City where the recycling for the city of Cairo is done. All modes of transportation were observed and we saw how the people of Cairo lived. We met a group of wonderfully curious school children at the church, many of whom spoke English and all of whom wanted to have their picture taken with us. One of the highlights of our trip. The cave itself is huge and very impressive. A site not to be missed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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