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Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber) that dates from the 4th century.
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Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A place where you get out of time with religious and historic feeling of amusement and spirituality.

Thank Baher W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a centuries old Greek Orthodox church. I stress the "Greek Orthodox", because I often see it erroneously listed as Coptic. One reason for the confusion may be that it stands side by side with the Coptic Museum. Because the church was built on...More

Thank Egyptiote1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much history here, if it is on your route around Coptic Cairo it might be worth a quick visit if you are in the area. But compared to the other churches in the area it is simply a modern Coptic Church.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

You will see thin bands of steel rods around the church at various heights. When I cam the first time there were terrible steel girders holding the structure preventing it from slowly expanding as it was suffering in a bad way. We proceeded to save...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The location of this church in old Cairo is very important because visiting the church can be done together with a visit of the Coptic (Christian Period) art museum and the visit of old Cairo and many other very old churches (5th-6th century) in addition...More

Thank Fayza H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The St George church is beautiful and well-preserved, with beautiful paintings and more inside. A place to quieten down. There is also a coffee shop, but it closes quite early.

Thank Gustav_13
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It was built in 684 and was rebuilt in 1857. A masterpiece of design and decoration. It features a long half round set of steps leading to the entrance. It was alternating between Copt and Greek ownership, but since the 15th century it has remained...More

Thank Fadi A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

inside the monastery complex is the Church of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus where Joseph and Mary hid in the tomb to evade detection by the Romans. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 2 July 2017

First of all: it's a Greek Orthodox Monastery not a Coptic Church. It's Heaven on Earth.. So Ancient.. The best place where you find inner peace and feel god.

Thank JeeRyuk N
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The place is very attractive , the church have the tools of the Romans that they ised to tortured saint george , also a cemeteries , the place is too close from the metro station: marigergis station

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