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Fort of Babylon

Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
3 Sep 2017
“Nice”
21 Aug 2017
“Coptic Cairo”
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Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's just directly opposite the metro station exit. This will be the 1st building you can across when you walk out from metro station. It's a Christian area Nice place to visit if you interested. I don't know whether there's an entrance into this fort...More

Thank J. Meng H
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit while being in Coptic Cairo, which is definitely like an oasis in the desert: absolutely different from all the rest of Cairo.

Thank shadylau
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Right near famous Hanging church of Coptic Cairo. Worth seeing. I never knew that there was a Roman colony here named Babylon from where the Bible book of 1 Peter was probably written.

1  Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Well maintained only thing went wrong is you can't really go inside the fort but it's okay you must see it

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 29 May 2016

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

Thank IronMuZz
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...More

Thank Kyle L
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.

Thank András T
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...More

Thank omda1983
Reviewed 2 March 2013

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

1  Thank toronto520
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

1  Thank shror
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