We saw the oldest church and synagogue here - both about 2000 years old. Truly amazing, and beautiful.
About Old City (Coptic Cairo)
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What an interesting place. A must see if your in Cairo. The narrow streets are amazing. You can see some of the areas that Christians would hide from the romans and the area where Moses was found in the reeds of the Nile. Also visit...More
you need time to visit the old coptic city with all the churches inside . you start with st georges church and you end with the virgin lady hanged church . you need one or two hours to make the tours .
We visited a Coptic Christian church, a church called the "hanging church" which is sort of floating over the ground and a synagogue. Also passed by street markets but did not stop. The churches were interesting with murals including the illustration on an outside wall.
Here you will find Coptic and Greek churches and a much restored synagogue now a museum. A place to experience the other side of Cairo, preferably without a guide. Just wander. Easily accessible, LE1, by metro to Mar Girgis station
It is fascinating to see churches and writings in Arabic. It is even more fascinating to see how similar the ivory and wood work in the Ben Ezra synagogue and the Coptic Churches are. A must!
There are quite a number of buildings to see in this area. To get all the background it is best to go with a local guide who can give you all the info and knows which site to hit first, quiet times, etc. This area...More
Coptic Cairo is fascinating - whether you come from a Judeo-Christian background or you're a history buff, this neighborhood is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy another part of the Egyptian capital free from the aggressive salesman and beggars around the Pyramid areas. The historical significance...More