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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
There are hundreds of hidden treasures in Cairo that tourists never know about. Among these, there is the magnificent Cave Church in the Mokattam Mountain. In fact, this was never a church. It is the Monastery of St Simon or the Tanner Monastery.
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    Cave Church
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    There are hundreds of hidden treasures in Cairo that tourists never know about. Among these, there is the magnificent Cave Church in the Mokattam Mountain. In fact, this was never a church. It is the Monastery of St Simon or the Tanner Monastery. It is actually a large Egyptian Coptic complex that include six churches; the largest among them is the Saint Simon that is considered the largest church in Egypt that would accommodate around 20,000 people.Established in 1975, this church or this large Coptic complex was mainly founded to serve the community of garbage collectors who live in the Zabaleen neighborhood nearby. During the 1940s and 1950s, a large number of Coptic Egyptians left Upper Egypt and resorted to the area near Al Mokattam Mountain where they started to form this community of garbage collector who managed to survive and preserve all their habits and traditions until today. If you are looking for a unique experience while in Cairo, this tour is among the best we offer for those who prefer to explore hidden treasures. We would be visiting the Cave Church in Al Mokattam and pass by the garbage city by car in one perfectly organized day tour.
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Duration
4–6 hours
Inclusions
  • Private Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks during the tour ( Water – Biscuits -chips )
  • Tour Fees
  • All taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Church
Exclusions
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal items’
  • Tip
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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