CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS in CAIRO


Virgin Mary Most of the old churches are located in the Old City on the ruins of the Fortress of Babylon.

AL-MU'ALLAQAH CHURCH (Hanging Church)

Dating to the 4th century and early 5th century. This basilica was named "Al-Mu'allaqah" because it was built on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon.


CHURCH OF ABU SERGAH (Church of St.Sergius)

Dating back to the beginning of the 5th century. This basilica is built on the cave in which the Holy Family stayed and is regarded by visitors as a source of blessing.


CHURCH OF SITT BARBARA (Church of St.Barbara)

Founded in the 5th century, it was rebuilt in the 10th century and still retains its wooden door which constitutes a magnificent example of fine art.


Marie Guirgis Church

CHURCH OF ST. MINA

Located in the Old City. It was built in the 6th century.


ST. MARCARIOUS CHURCH (Abu Sefein)

Built in the 6th century, and located in the ancient area of old Cairo. One of its prominent relics is the crypt of St. Barsoum Al-Arian. It is distinguished for the well preserved collections of Coptic icons, it houses.


CHURCH OF AL-ADRA (Church of the Virgin)

Dating back to the 8th century. This church contains some precious icons and has three haykals behind ivory-inlaid wooden screens.


CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN IN ZAYTOUN

This church gained special significance after the appearance of the Apparition of the Virgin above one of its domes.


Virgin Mary's tree

THE VIRGIN'S TREE

This is the tree where the Virgin rested with the Child Jesus when they came to Egypt.


CHURCH OF MARIE GUIRGIS (Church of St.George)

Built on the ruins of an ancient church, this basilica has a unique hall dating to the 13th century.

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. MARK

This, the largest church in Africa, was built recently in Abbassia and reflects the evolution of the art of architecture. The remains of St. Mark, the first to preach Christianity in Egypt, were moved to this Cathedral.




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