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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary): Tours & Tickets

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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers.
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 128 157 2805
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. It is very unique and I enjoyed seeing the blend of middle-eastern style with Christianity.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is interesting since built on an ancient Roman fort. The church is very unique with its artwork and historical architecture. Truly worth seeing!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sirpa_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank seedoitall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to spend a few hours The access was very easy The picture opportunity is very cool

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank badrax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this church and all it signifies. The history, the architecture and how all of the artifacts and changes over the years have managed to work together to mesh into what is there today.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WorldVagabond1336
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed September 30, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kumimonster
Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael H
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think there is an entrance fee, but donations are very welcome