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Address: Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
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First built by the Persians in the sixth century B.C., this fortress...

First built by the Persians in the sixth century B.C., this fortress contains several Christian churches built into or on its walls including the El-Muallaqa (the Hanging Church) and the Greek Church of St. George.

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Great place

Spent a few hours there. Place is well maintained. Should include this in your tour of the coptic cairo.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 May 2016
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Mauritius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Spent a few hours there. Place is well maintained. Should include this in your tour of the coptic cairo.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

It is not that big or impressive, but is worth spending some time looking at since it is conveniently located next to many other historic tourist sites. I like seeing anything historical. You cannot go down and view it in detail, but it still makes for some cool photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Although you can't get inside this unique piece will show you a bit of the oldest part of Cairo. A must see.

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

· Monastery churches of Babylon stairs: - Church of Babylon stairs: Located south of the Roman Fortress of Babylon and dating back to the seventh century / eighth century. - Church of the father and John Kerr: Located south of the Roman Fortress of Babylon and is located adjacent to the Church of Babylon stairs and dating back to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Unlike many sites in Cairo, the Fort is well maintained and the museum on the grounds is very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

if its your first visit you will like it too much and will get back within one year so try to take your first visit

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Ancient historical building, near the metro and near to many other sight-seeings.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Very nice ruins, can come close to it and see all in details, situated near the Coptic museum in Old Cairo worth seeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

One tower is outside, and is a collection of walls in a deep, circular pit. The other tower is under the Hanging Church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

The Babylon Fortress is an ancient castle just beside the Mar Girgis Metro Station and also beside the entrance of the Coptic Museum. The fortress is the city's oldest original structure and where some of the oldest coptic churches were built around its walls. According to history, Babylon is the name of the capital of Egypt's neighboring country -- I... More 

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