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

Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hanging Church is a unique church that was built literally floating on water, too bad it the water was removed lately to prevent the church from any threats. The Church has some good stuff to buy. It is decorated in the Islamic tradition, I...More

Thank Eldeheby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to see but could have skipped this one. We've seen so many churches they all start looking the same.

Thank shannatingley
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

1  Thank ccastellar2017
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Interesting visit with a insight into the length people went to to worship. Unusual build located in the old town.

Thank Fourcampre
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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

Thank Ahmad B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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!

Thank Zymoticbug
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I love this very special place. There is a very special feeling of holiness as soon as you get in it. Just imagine that the floor of this church is made out of palm trees' wood and it's still surviving from 4th century A.D till...More

Thank Emadezat2004
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