Fort of Babylon
Fort of Babylon
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First built by the Persians in the sixth century B.C., this fortress contains several Christian churches built into or on its walls including the El-Muallaqa (the Hanging Church) and the Greek Church of St. George.
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria21,023 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Little remains of the fort and it appears to have been reconstructed. There are many Coptic churches in the surrounding area.
Written 10 May 2023
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Babylon fortress located inside Coptic cairo area. This fortress built back in Roman era. Hanging church built top of fortress.
Written 20 March 2023
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Historical place but not much of it . Difficult to conceptualize it.
Display of diagram is very faint.
Large Egyptian flag in front.
Written 13 April 2022
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Radwa A
Cairo, Egypt71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The area there is a mix of cultures and religions. You will find there the hanging church, a convent and Amr Ibn Alaas mosque (first mosque built in Africa)
Written 26 June 2020
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Built by the Romans as a fortress on the Nile, the Fort of Babylon features a number of Coptic churches that surround it and one of them that sits on the two gates (The Hanging Church). A quay side wharf has been discovered beneath meters of earth where the Nile once flowed. The height of the towers is impressive and when you add those meters underground you can get a sense of how tall they were when first built. A Nilometer still exists as well which once gauged the height of the Nile throughout the year.
Written 16 February 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,797 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Fort of Babylon is a Fortress that was once part of the fortifications of Roman Cairo. What remains is largely ruins, although you can still see the general shape of the fort. The fort is just outside Mar Girgis metro station and within the grounds of the Coptic Museum. Worth a quick a look if visiting Coptic Cairo.
Written 7 November 2019
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badrax
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a great example of the richness of this incredible country
A Roman fortress in the middle of Cairo
Highly recommended
Written 17 October 2019
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Jewelsworld
Chicago, IL1,522 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This former castle was actually built in a very strategic location on cliffs above the Nile Delta but getting water to the fortress was exceptionally difficult so eventually, the Roman Emperor Trajan had it moved to it’s current location which at the time - first century AD - was much closer to the Nile River. A fortified town grew around the castle and lasted for centuries under Egyptian, Roman and finally Muslim rule. Today, several Coptic structures including the Coptic Museum and the Hanging Church are tucked into the remaining walls.
Written 20 May 2019
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Ronald_jelle
The Hague, The Netherlands2,635 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
It lies between the hanging church and the coptic museum. There is a sign with more explanations about it's history and what you see and then you look as much as you want to, but there simply isn't much to see.

Not a must see, but when you are in the area it might be nice to have a quick peak at this ancient ruin.
Written 6 June 2018
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Gusman68
Sawbridgeworth, UK135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The 12 towers of Babylon fortress have been put to a number of uses, most notably the Hanging church. You can get a real feel for the towers strength and why they are still here and strong as ever.
Written 20 April 2018
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