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This isn't commonly visited in old coptic cairo, and many tours skip it. It's worth admiring its architecture and the story of Saint Barbara....It was a great surprise to a friend that holds the same name and never met her patron Saint.
The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Barbara (or Sitt Barbara) is one of the many famous Coptic Orthodox parishes that can be found in the district of Coptic Cairo. The building is located on the eastern part of the Babylon Fortress and is one of...More
St. Barbara is my namesake and it was wondrous to visit this church. The icons were beautiful, and the small room to the left of the sanctuary holds her relics and those of other saints. There was a service being held in another room to...More
St. Barbara Church was built in the 11th century and is one of the earliest, largest, and most beautifully decorated churches in Egypt. The entrance to the Church of St. Barbara is even lower than the street level of the Old City. You have to...More