We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza
More Info
and up
Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo
More Info
and up
Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baby jesus” (5 reviews)
“holy family” (5 reviews)
“king herod” (3 reviews)
Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Write a Review
Reviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a Christian area Nice place to visit if you interested. Story behind this place was St. Sergius, the dragon slayer was tortured by the Roman people here. Entrance ticket is free

Thank J. Meng H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I found this church to be as interesting as the nearby and more famous Hanging Church. In addition to having a nice clean, remodeled interior, you can go to the underground crypt to see where Mary, Joseph and Jesus hid.

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 3 May 2017

As a pastor, I had never thought much about Jesus' time in Egypt as a child. The story is that he stayed here for 3 months. Definitely worth seeing, many used to make pilgrimages to this site for centuries and still do.

Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 20 April 2017

One of the oldest Churches It's full of details, gives you shivers and It's so beautiful! God bless!

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is one of the oldest churches in Egypt dating back to the 4th century. Local legend says the Virgin Mary,baby Jesus & family sheltered during king Herod's massacre of male babies. The church,where the holy family has found refuge,keeps the room of their shelter,the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

In this area, you will visit several point of interest, so get ready to do a long walk. You will also see several small shops and some people offering you their goods to sell.

Thank Dewi R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the oldest church in Coptic Cairo and I had visited it as part of my tour of Coptic Cairo with a private guide. This church is known as the Cavern Church and also as Abu Serga. This church is built over a cave...More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visit holynplace go to St. Sergius Chusrch in Old Cairo, Church is in the same area where holy family stayed during their trip to Egypt.

Thank Adel S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The church was situated in Old Cairo in the middle of common houses. It doesn't look like a church until we walk in. The building is rather small compred to common church, more like a chappel. It has a central altar, twelve pillars, lower and...More

1  Thank Adrianus D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Such amazing piece of art that came out history, and it has a cave inside where virgin Mary & baby Jesus were hiding, a must see place.

Thank A-Kasseb
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Church of St Sergius and Bacchus staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines