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Coptic Cairo, Cairo

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See a number of traditional churches belonging to the largest Christian community in the Middle East at Coptic Cairo, a historic part of town with many storied religious sites. The area has been of vital significance to the Copts, the largest Christian denomination in the region, who have built Orthodox churches here since the 4th century CE. Believed to have been visited by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as they fled to Egypt, the neighborhood today draws scores of pilgrims. Take a tour of the main churches and head to the local museum to gain a better understanding of the history of the group, and how they came to thrive in the area. To visit Coptic Cairo and other attractions in Cairo, use our Cairo travel planner.
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  • One of the few places in Cairo where it's possible to visit fairly easily via Uber and without a guide. St George's hanging church is magnificent and there are many interesting smaller churches such.....  more
    One of the few places in Cairo where it's possible to visit fairly easily via Uber and without a guide. St George's hanging church is magnificent and there are many interesting smaller churches such.....  more »
  • We were very shocked by the congestion and how dirty the city was. It is impossible to cross the street anywhere without risking your life. You must eat at a hotel restaurant to be safe. Be very wary....  more
    We were very shocked by the congestion and how dirty the city was. It is impossible to cross the street anywhere without risking your life. You must eat at a hotel restaurant to be safe. Be very wary....  more »

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