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Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), Cairo

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Get a sense of Egypt's Coptic Christian community at Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), with origins dating back to the 10th century. Built on an old circular Roman tower, it represents the only round church in the whole country. Most of the building is relatively new, renovated after the great fire of 1904. Step inside to see the colorful play of light from the stained glass windows, enhancing the peaceful, incense-infused atmosphere. Plan your visit to Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cairo attractions app.
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  • Actually enjoyed it just because there were fewer people in this church compared to several of the underground ones worth the climb up the stairs. 
    Actually enjoyed it just because there were fewer people in this church compared to several of the underground ones worth the climb up the stairs.  more »
  • Greek Church at the coptic part of Cairo. The Church is beautifully decorated is a very colorful way. A little gift shop can be found at the entrance to the compound. 
    Greek Church at the coptic part of Cairo. The Church is beautifully decorated is a very colorful way. A little gift shop can be found at the entrance to the compound.  more »
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  • A very beautiful church very beautiful architecture, it’s a Greek Orthodox church from the 10th century that’s located within the fortress of Babylon in Coptic cairo, i would highly recommend visiting it along all the other churches next to it.
  • Going to St George's Church was amazing and healing. The story of the building is unbelievable., it's like a miracle . I am so blessed, I was able to go and see. Just Go.

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