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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
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Private 6-Hour Tour to Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church in Cairo
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6-Hour Coptic Cairo Tour
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Old Cairo Highlights Private Tour with Lunch
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This architectural building is also known as Suspended Church or Al-Moallaqa. It is located at the southern gate of the Roman fortress. This church has a painting of the Virgin Mary, which we pray. Hanging Church is well managed and architecture is done in a way that it perfectly complements the culture of Egypt. This church is beautiful and located at a very wonderful place.
We are amused to see the beauty of this Coptic Christian’s church. This place is very peaceful and serene. We felt very relaxed and internal peace, when we entered in the church and pray. Church will tell you about the history, tradition and culture of the Egypt. Embellished with precious icons, some of them dating back to the 8th century. No matter, you see other sites in Egypt or not, this church is the place which you do not miss at any cost. I must say, that church have which attracts me so much.

Thank daniel l
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

The church is constructed in a fascinating way! It is also most interesting to see this beehive of Coptic Christian activity in the middle of this otherwise Muslim city. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

The Hanging Church is another awesome historical structure and place of worship. It is believed that the Holy family has passed by the area where the Church stands.

Thank Alen-Alex
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Good to tread the same ground as Jesus did, the church has a bit of atmosphere. I wanted to buy a rosary but the woman working inside was arrogant and almost rude. Just because I'm white doesn't mean I'm a Yankee carrying around his stupid dollars.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

So different from other traditional Christian churches! Inside, you don't get the usual basylica-type building, but a "square" building full of columns inside. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank SimonyPortugal
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