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Private Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Old Cairo, and El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church
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Holy Day Tour: Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church
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Mokattam, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was astounded by the story of the Mokattam Cave Church in Mokattam Mountain and the devoutness of the Coptic Christians to persevere and thrive in Cairo despite the history of persecution toward them. Incredible story. To get there you have to drive through the home...More

Thank coolreed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cave Church...a church hewn out of a mountain, literally. The Mokattam quarries house several churches, in fact, with the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner being the largest with a seating capacity of 20,000. In actuality, the Cave Church of St. Simon in Mokattam is...More

Thank Latonia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is of great interest to visit the Cave Church t Mokatam area for Saman El Kharaz , you will be able to see a lot of historical icons and gives great impression about activity of this church in its area and all over Egypt.

Thank Adel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is different, it was a very nice visit and experience. Going through garbage city was a tough experience - but a sad reality that cannot be left behind. Make sure to tip the guys that kindly offer to ahow you around. 100LE is...More

Thank Anaplenz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is high up the hills, you might need to take tuktuk to reach there, or you dont mind to walk along the rubbish city (zabaleen). but it totally worth place to go.

Thank Amirulhafidz a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place with summer & winter church. Beautiful statues and paintings. Got a free tour done by the priest. In return I donated to this church. A must see and walk-around!

Thank Joris F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Beautiful Church, Beautiful History. its amazing how beauty can come from ashes. Or in this case from the midst of the garbage (garbage city) such a gem exists! If you are in Egypt this church is a must visit. its a cave that has been...More

Thank Moka_travels
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The church is much more magnificent than what I have expected before. Before entering the church, people have to go through a short tunnel, after that the visitor could see many rows of seats well-arranged in parallel from the outer cave to the it's inner...More

Thank a4897273101
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The location was a lil bit unreachable, you have to use lil cars with pro driver because we have to pass through garbage dump but the view of this church was amazing. the carving on the rock was very good.

Thank Endah M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting the cave church should be on the itinerary of anyone visiting Cairo! Though the seats are simple wooden benches, the whole church is large and cool despite the heat of 41 degrees Celsius outside. It is certainly a good place to meditate & reflect...More

Thank MYS07
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It's an open area, no charges so really I would say for sun up to sunset. It's really worth it, I do hope you go
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