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

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Address: Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old...

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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Awesome visit

This is a must see, the history, miracle and architecture is awe inspiring. Spend some time in the church to experience the spiritual, dat forget to look at the ceiling and ask... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see, the history, miracle and architecture is awe inspiring. Spend some time in the church to experience the spiritual, dat forget to look at the ceiling and ask about the pillars.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can spend a morning, an afternoon, or an entire day in the Coptic Quarter of Cairo, and this church is the heart of it. Absolutely beautiful and serene.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is building on an ancient pillar of the Roman Fortress , the place is really attractove , beside it is near the metro station: marigergis station

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Thank chico w
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To begin with, it doesn't "hang," its just built on posts and beams. So? If you're into seeing different kinds of churches, then you can learn a little bit about the Coptic Christians here.

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Thank ggold113
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured the Hanging Church and it's grounds and alot of areas around it. It offered a sense of joy and peace.

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this is the church that was built on top of another building and in the floor you can see how it sits on top of the other foundation. I am not christian so it did not move me as much as other attractions, but worth seeing with a guide to explain its historical significance.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Is one of the must see places in Cairo ,architecture is gorgeous. do not skip no matter what ,it is a true piece of attraction ,cars don't go in all the way ,therefore our driver dropped us off at the main road and we had to kind of walk through a local alley but full of shops and souvenir... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our tour of Coptic Cairo, we went here. Very beautiful, a little weird that they have bags of old bishops' bones in the church, but this is an Orthodox practice. Worth seeing

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will tell you something. If you have only one thing to see besides the pyramids and the museum in Cairo, it has to be this church. It looks pretty plain and common from outside but once you step onto the first stair from the inside courtyard, the wooden lattice banisters and windows will capture your attention. When you walk... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of Cairo. We loved it. The architecture is gorgeous and the story of the Coptics and the church were fantastic.

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