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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers.
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing really amazing. Some nice artwork. I'm not Christian so maybe it has more significance from a religious aspect. But wouldn't go out of your way otherwise.

Thank cgin2200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing area set in downtown Cairo as part of Coptic Cairo area. The Hanging Church is the most beautiful church I have seen in a long time full of old paintings, icons and symbols each with a story to tell.. It has...More

Thank BJayraj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see, the history, miracle and architecture is awe inspiring. Spend some time in the church to experience the spiritual, dat forget to look at the ceiling and ask about the pillars.

Thank Gwendoline l
Reviewed 21 May 2017

You can spend a morning, an afternoon, or an entire day in the Coptic Quarter of Cairo, and this church is the heart of it. Absolutely beautiful and serene.

Thank bklynbubba
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The church is building on an ancient pillar of the Roman Fortress , the place is really attractove , beside it is near the metro station: marigergis station

Thank chico w
Reviewed 13 May 2017

To begin with, it doesn't "hang," its just built on posts and beams. So? If you're into seeing different kinds of churches, then you can learn a little bit about the Coptic Christians here.

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I toured the Hanging Church and it's grounds and alot of areas around it. It offered a sense of joy and peace.

Thank Sanyah R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I believe this is the church that was built on top of another building and in the floor you can see how it sits on top of the other foundation. I am not christian so it did not move me as much as other attractions,...More

Thank ronnabrody
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This Is one of the must see places in Cairo ,architecture is gorgeous. do not skip no matter what ,it is a true piece of attraction ,cars don't go in all the way ,therefore our driver dropped us off at the main road and we...More

Thank Princess_Huda
Reviewed 3 May 2017

As part of our tour of Coptic Cairo, we went here. Very beautiful, a little weird that they have bags of old bishops' bones in the church, but this is an Orthodox practice. Worth seeing

Thank Proclaimer1
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