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Old City (Coptic Cairo)

Cairo, Egypt
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo
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Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo
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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the major world religions.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cairo, Egypt
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"holy family"
in 91 reviews
"hanging church"
in 230 reviews
"ben ezra synagogue"
in 42 reviews
"christian history"
in 22 reviews
"jewish temple"
in 12 reviews
"king herod"
in 10 reviews
"st george"
in 20 reviews
"mar girgis"
in 18 reviews
"abu serga"
in 16 reviews
"virgin mary"
in 15 reviews
"coptic area"
in 17 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 32 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
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"christians"
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"babylon"
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"bacchus"
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

a lot of churches which is so old and has many good historic paintings and has the a great christian value

Thank Madonna R
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A must see! So many interesting churches, all beautiful, and a part of the history of this amazing city and country. We loved it!

Thank GlobalStaci
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A walk into history. It's even believed the Holy Family visited the area. A must for believers and non believers.

Thank Hani Y. I
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is really beautiful, all the ancient churches beautiful inside friendly side of the town you don't need a guide it's not for specific people also.

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is recommended for Christians, there are Churches. As we have no interest in this, we didn't enjoy

Thank Abdulrauf A
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I lived in Cairo for a year and this was by far my favorite part of the city. The old city is located below grown level so when you go down the steps to enter the level of the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus,...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

full of history beautiful to see this country . The tour with Deluxe was the perfect and with jalal so great

Thank Yousef M
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite areas in Cairo and one that is very often missed on the tours. It is saturated with history of more peaceful times in Egypt and the peace seems to reign till today. The narrow alleyways leading to the churches,...More

Thank Hodinsky
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit although parking a big issue. Have to go through small lanes but a nice place of worship with excellent history awaits you. Go there only with a religious view point

Thank Drurman
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

A beautiful thing to see within Cairo - take a guide as important to understand the history of the area - lots to see and significant for Egypt.

Thank Heather A
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Laura we used Private Guide Ayman Ahmed. You can look him up on facebook or through Trip Advisor. I highly recommend him. He is professional, polite, punctual, speaks English, has amazing knowledge of Egypt and Egyptology... More
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