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Coptic Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber) that dates from the 4th century.
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Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

inside the monastery complex is the Church of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus where Joseph and Mary hid in the tomb to evade detection by the Romans. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 2 July 2017

First of all: it's a Greek Orthodox Monastery not a Coptic Church. It's Heaven on Earth.. So Ancient.. The best place where you find inner peace and feel god.

Thank JeeRyuk N
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The place is very attractive , the church have the tools of the Romans that they ised to tortured saint george , also a cemeteries , the place is too close from the metro station: marigergis station

1  Thank chico w
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A must visit if you are in Old Cairo. Beautiful architecture and the sense of history is everywhere in this absolutely beautiful church. Very interesting Church dedicated to the famous saint. One section features all the benefactors who came to prayer and ask for support...More

Thank sanjukta s
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A very beautiful church, it's not very large but is filled with history. a must see if you are in old Cario

Thank Victor T
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's so beautiful , So full of details and colors I loved the graveyards , It's so calm and beautiful and there's a small church there.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I walked in from the downtown area of Ciaro,its hike sure but worth it,you follow the Nile,jump a road or two,try google maps,then you pass the oldest Islamic site then your there,along the way people greet you with genuine affection,once inside its a delight.

Thank steve w
Reviewed 5 April 2017

One of the most interesting Coptic Churches to visit and you will vit a holy sites where Jesus Christ together with Holy Family stayed during their visit to Egypt, visit to Mari Girges Church is comparable to visit to Juraseluim.

Thank Adel S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

one of the gem in old cairo. u can see it once seeing the coptic cairo.it gets closed at 4 pm, so reach there before 4 pm. eacy to reach as there is a tram station just beside it.

Thank Jalal I
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is not a crucial stop on a Cairo visit. If you divide your priorities into must, should and could, this is a could. It's architecture is arresting, but this is not a must see.

Thank sschafe5
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