It was nice to see but could have skipped this one. We've seen so many churches they all start looking the same.
About Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
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It was a hot August day in Cairo and having to leave our A/C equipped tour van to see just "another" church wasn't something that I was particularly keen on doing, but after suffering through the heat and the hordes of chinese tourists who had...More
We visited Coptic Cairo with our Ramasside tour guide and viewed fabulous Christian Churches, one of which housed the site where Mary, Jospeh and the Baby Jesus lived for three months (the longest stay in any one location in Egypt). Even though the country is...More
Interesting visit with a insight into the length people went to to worship. Unusual build located in the old town.
Well, I am a volunteer at the church with a "Tourist Service Group - TSG". Every place or segment in this place has a symbol and a history behind it. Every single icon has a story about it. the newest thing in this church dates...More
Wasn't aware of the Christian & Coptic Heritage in Cairo. Well woth a guided tour particularly the hanging Church. Very special to walk through a place where Mary & Jesus spent some time.
the place is beautiful really , and the area is marked by the famous visit of the sacred family to this area , this church is built on Babylon fort remnants , you will like the short visit , and it is free also easy...More
This area seems a lot more peaceful, maybe it's because we had missed the crowds. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility, as well as seeing the point where church hangs between two rocks!
Somehow the anticipated magic of being close to our Lord at this stage of his very early life, was missing! we had just completed a pilgrimage in Palestine and this was supposed to add a puzzle piece. ther was no real FEELING of that though...More