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Cave Church

329 Reviews

Cave Church

329 Reviews
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Mokattam, 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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Haeli G wrote a review Feb. 2021
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This cave and surroundings need better attention. Why is the concerned authorities not giving this magnificent church needed care?
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Date of experience: February 2021
DamiB wrote a review Feb. 2021
La Condamine, Monaco105 contributions12 helpful votes
such tranquility in this grandiose place, hidden in the Mokattam mountains at the entry of Cairo's "Garbage City" - don't let the name of the neighborhood put you off, it's actually an amazing experience in itself
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Date of experience: February 2021
Takarasina wrote a review Nov. 2020
359 contributions64 helpful votes
Cairo's Garbage city literally consists of it. The stench is not for lacking mettle, views from your car's windows bring back memories of how nice life in your country is. But if these windows are closed and A/C is on then the stench stays outside and you will be rewarded for your resilience - the church is excellent! The Copts built and sanctified it not that long time ago, in 1975. They did it without any help from the authorities, through crowdfunding. It looks very impressive, even gorgeous. Erected on the hill it's safe from the Garbage city miasms and believers inside do not look like slumdogs or slabs at all - well-groomed, elegantly dressed, smelling with perfume, not with rotting filth. It's allowed to both film and take pictures there - just respect those who came to prey. A beauty.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Judy wrote a review Jul. 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
I just love this place. It is peaceful and the rock carvings are incredible. The story of the miracle of Mokattam is also very special.
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Date of experience: March 2020
cottonels wrote a review Jun. 2020
Peterborough, Canada101 contributions26 helpful votes
Part of the appeal of the Cave Church was the route we had to take to get there. We travelled through Garbage City where the recycling for the city of Cairo is done. All modes of transportation were observed and we saw how the people of Cairo lived. We met a group of wonderfully curious school children at the church, many of whom spoke English and all of whom wanted to have their picture taken with us. One of the highlights of our trip. The cave itself is huge and very impressive. A site not to be missed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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