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The oldest existing synagogue in Cairo was originally a church in the 8th century.
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Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like deep history and islamic history. This is the place to go. Beautiful and with deep history

Thank Shelli W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Synagogue is right near to other important places in Coptic Cairo so it is a must-do while there. It is a relatively small building and you can only sit around the main area but its historical significance is what is important, as it is...More

Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a neat part of the city in general and everyone should go. The synagogue itself is interesting and allows you to walk through the old parts. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

So I stopped to kiss the mezuzah on the way in and it wasn't such a good idea. It is a beautiful small synagogue and the only one we saw while in Israel. The Jewish population there is minuscule and they noticed that I stopped....More

Thank Janee G
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This church is known as the place where the prophet Moses was found after being on the river to the Nile to avoid the killing of the Pharaoh king. This place completes a history tour in Old City Egypt. the architecture is very beautiful. despite...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Provides a good insight for the Jewish experience in Cairo and the restoration of the synagogue by Canadian support was surprising.

Thank Sadasivan R
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It is located within the coptic city, just few steps from the Abu Serga church, & visiting both is a must, to see the diversity in Cairo.. It is a small synagogue, but with very nice architecture.. It is one of those places with few...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

At one time there was a very large Jewish population in Egypt that has since disappeared. We did not expect too see too much at this site , but we were pleasantly surprised. They have either preserved or reconstructed the Synagogue to almost a perfect...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The visit here was emphasized by the music being played by a man in the middle of the building. It echoed right through the place and into you as you stood there. Magic

Thank Susanne M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This synagogue has a history going back to the 10th C, at least. It was superbly conserved and renovated in the mid 90's , and is now a museum. I don't know if it was because of security, but we were not allowed to take...More

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em1234154
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Response from privet guide m | Reviewed this property |
Hello from Egypt the time starting from 8:00am tell 4:00 pm and no money to get inside its for free accept if you are with tour guide he will talk like 25$
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