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The Hanging Church is the most famous Coptic Christian church in Cairo and the official residence of the Coptic Pope since1047. The reason for the colloquial name of Hanging Church comes from ancient times when the church was much higher up relative to the ground,...More
This church was unique because it is built on top of a Roman fort. They have some parts that have a clear floor where you can see the ancient Roman walls underneath. The church itself is a unique place with lots of artwork and historical...More
Still easy to miss if you don't know exactly what you are looking for. The decoration is wonderfully intricate. I'm not one for the relics, but there are many for those who want to look or get close. A guide will help make sure you...More
We visited the Hanging Church as part of a private tour though Memphis Tours. It was part of a 13 day and night visit to Egypt. the church is significant for several reasons, It is called the Hanging Church because it was built on the...More
Church was in session during my visit.
It was crowded and children were running around. It was a very different experience than expected after reading some of the reviews here. Entrance into the actual church was limited.
It was probably one of my least favorite...More
The hanging church gets it name from being built over Roman fort. You and view the fort under the floor in couple of places. The fort extends outside the church. There are 110 icons dating back to the earlier days of the Egyptian church.