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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.
Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great example of the richness of this incredible country A Roman fortress in the middle of Cairo Highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

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,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gusman68
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This fortress is in an area called Old Cairo. Originally built by King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon in the second half of the sixth century B.C., the fort was built for strategic purposes and upgraded by various rulers over the centuries. It was enlarged and fortified...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank adriano769
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Come to visit this spot and you’ll have the opportunity to visit other historical attraction on this area , everything side by side connected , is a nice complex.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gersonrdt
Reviewed February 22, 2018

As an entrance into Fustat, Old Cairo, this was interesting to see. It is exactly opposite a train station, so is accessible. The coptic museum is there, as well as the Hanging Church, all just a few hundred meters of each other. Really appreciated having...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SLWS5775
Reviewed January 6, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank digitalroc
Reviewed December 13, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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