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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

757 Reviews

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

757 Reviews
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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Check off three of Cairo’s most important ancient Egyptian sites in a day with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Start at Giza, home to the three Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the majestic Sphinx. After a restaurant lunch, travel to Saqqara, an ancient cemetery known for Egypt’s first true pyramid. Finish with a visit to Memphis, city of the pharaohs who built these ancient tombs.
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wanderingDHP wrote a review Feb. 2021
Denver, Colorado492 contributions102 helpful votes
Cool to see this church in Egypt. Lots of history in this area. Make a trip out of it and see the surrounding areas.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions110 helpful votes
We visited the church during mass. It was interesting. When we entered, the priest spoke to the congregation. There was too much incense of a very good smell. All women wore a veil. We stayed there for a few minutes, even without understanding the language. As soon as we were leaving, a chorus singing began. It's worth visiting. And I believe that we were lucky to visit it at this time specifically. The church itself is small and there is not much to be seen.
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Date of experience: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
Severn wrote a review Dec. 2020
1,495 contributions10,951 helpful votes
An ancient Coptic church built on the bastion and the Water Gate of a Roman fort. The building in its current form has been known approximately since the 7th century, the history dates back to the 4th century. It was rebuilt several times, recently restoration was carried out. Inside there is a carved wood and ivory iconostasis, a marble pulpit, old icons. Nice, quiet, peaceful. Древняя коптская церковь, построенная на бастионе и Водных воротах римского форта. Здание в нынешнем виде известно ориентировочно с 7 века, история восходит к 4 веку. Неоднократно перестраивалась, недавно была проведена реставрация. Внутри находится резной иконостас из дерева и слоновой кости, мраморная кафедра, старые иконы. Красиво, тихо, умиротворенно.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Mohamed Bayomi wrote a review Dec. 2020
Giza Governorate, Egypt107 contributions5 helpful votes
A very beautiful must-see church in the old coptic part of old Cairo. The church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the world.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Takarasina wrote a review Nov. 2020
359 contributions64 helpful votes
So much written 'bout this church already... We visited it on the peak of the second wave of self-instigated coronavirus frenzy in the West so there were only Coptic believers inside - Orthodox like us. We can't stop admiring their icon painting - so different from ours in Russia - and this place provides you with a broad palette of such art. The gem is St Mary, of course, - La Goiconda of the Orient. Her eyes follow you wherever you stay. Stunning! We were also amazed to see obvious peaceful co-existence of Christian and Muslim decor inside. It was only in the Alhambra in Spain where we observed such rarity. Copts claim, by the way, that the place is so sacred that witnessed several Marian apparitions, though a long time ago. A must. But hurry up - soon the misguided will regain their mind and it will be again packed here!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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