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

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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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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 128 157 2805
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is one of the best places I’ve ever visited in my life. Just moving inside made me feel so good the atmosphere there, design and every single detail there worth the time we spent. I visited it 2 times in the same day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see arabs which are not muslims, however overall experience is not so striking. It is too noisy. Not worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yucelgursoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church has a lot of history and character. It is freely open to the public to visit and spend as much time as you wish. This was my first time in a Coptic church, but it reminded me very much of Greek Orthodox churches....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful church to go see. It is really amazing to go inside and see this lovely place. There is so much history here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zzpollyanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this area of Cairo. The hanging church was beautiful inside but no photos are allowed which was pity.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Church is dated back to the 4th century. Built on the ruins of 2 towers from the old Roman fortress of Babylon, one can literally see it hanging from the glass floor! Al-Muallaqa or the hanging church was built by Emperor Trajan in 98...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ivan_emmanuel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place Is one of the oldest church in Cairo and build above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nafiz333
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a stunning church and our guide Marwan from Emo Tours was amazing he explained so much to us we left feeling very knowledgeable highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 9 November 2018

It's a little crowded at times and a little commercial but so worth the visit. Please add this wonderful church to your itinerary.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

First, this is not a tourist attraction but an active church. When we visited there was a service going on and the people were so friendly and welcoming, offering water and snacks. It was lovely to see another aspect of Egyptian religion. It is really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Djnurse50 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is free we were with a tour guide but have been there twice and there is a gift shop and place for donations but don’t think there was a charge to visit the church.
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