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Fort of Babylon

Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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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Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Fortress of Babylon was an ancient fortress city in the Delta of Egypt, located in the area today known as Coptic Cairo. You don’t need much time to see this attraction, it is part of many other attractions in Coptic Cairo.

Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Roman emperor Trajan ordered the building of a fortress near the old Pharaonic canal -later also called the Trajan canal- between the Nile and the Red Sea. Babylon was founded at the junction of the two waterways and of utmost strategic importance. The ruins show...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you are a Christian, by chance you can visit this area to see how Christ avoid the troop during his time. Quite near to metro station

Thank AndyChoo85
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's just directly opposite the metro station exit. This will be the 1st building you can across when you walk out from metro station. It's a Christian area Nice place to visit if you interested. I don't know whether there's an entrance into this fort...More

Thank J. Meng H
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit while being in Coptic Cairo, which is definitely like an oasis in the desert: absolutely different from all the rest of Cairo.

Thank shadylau
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Right near famous Hanging church of Coptic Cairo. Worth seeing. I never knew that there was a Roman colony here named Babylon from where the Bible book of 1 Peter was probably written.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Well maintained only thing went wrong is you can't really go inside the fort but it's okay you must see it

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Spent a few hours there. Place is well maintained. Should include this in your tour of the coptic cairo.

Thank IronMuZz
Reviewed 29 December 2015

It is not that big or impressive, but is worth spending some time looking at since it is conveniently located next to many other historic tourist sites. I like seeing anything historical. You cannot go down and view it in detail, but it still makes...More

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Although you can't get inside this unique piece will show you a bit of the oldest part of Cairo. A must see.

Thank András T
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