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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Believed to have been built on the spot Mary, Joseph and Jesus rested at the end of their journey into Egypt and it is believed they rested in the crypt. It has 2 rows of 6 columns separating the aisles from the nave - 11...More

Thank Fiona1110
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the only coptic church to open its doors during Coptic Easter. The churches have to be protected against muslim extremists so the authorities take no risks and only this nice one, was opened. Although heavily renovated during recent years some nice original featured...More

Thank math1482
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this church is known as the place where the Holy family departed from the pursuit of King Herod. We have to walk a little way if we want to go to this church. Along the way there are books and papyrus leaves painted for sale....More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

I was on my way to the airport, when by some inexpert way one of my companions decided to stop and go to see the oldest church in Egypt. He is Arab so I did not expect to see a Christian church, to my surprise,...More

Thank Kelyn P
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The Cavern Church also known as Abu Serga Church is one of the oldest Coptic Churches in Egypt. Dating back to the 4thCentury AD, Abu Serga is dedicated to soldier-saints Sergius and Bacchus who were put to death in 296 AD because of their beliefs...More

Thank adriano769
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Ok Ok.... The church was completely restored, very clean, safe, pleasant. But, the story just was not plausible based on what I observed. Seemed somewhat contrived to my eye. More of a tourist site than a historical site. The surrounding Coptic area made the visit...More

Thank johnbarbaram2016
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

one of the oldest churches in egypt and very special at the whole area there as it has one of the caves where the holy family stayed

Thank Mahmoud F
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

The story of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus is very interesting and the underground cavern where the Holy Family stayed while escaping King Herod is amazing.

Thank ListmakerMel
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This church is beautifully preserved. Great tradition of the Holy Family's visit to Egypt, coptic manuscripts in the annex as you come out of the caves. Loved the roman walls and their condition... one of the earliest churches in Cairo -4th C. A really beautifully...More

Thank SLWS5775
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This church is believed where the Holy Family lived. The church is still in a good condition and has beautiful interior which using exposed bricks. Plus you can take photos inside.

Thank bethaniaphung
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