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Ben Ezra Synagogue

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Address: Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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The oldest existing synagogue in Cairo was originally a church in the 8th...

The oldest existing synagogue in Cairo was originally a church in the 8th century.

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A working Synagogue

They are still using the synagogue and you cannot take pictures here. The synagogue itself is smaller, compare it to other churches in this area.

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Dewi R
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 1000 year old Temple was once one of the many Coptic churches in this area. It became famous because of the wealth of medieval documents, many in Ladino rendered in Arabic lettering, that were stored (instead of discarded) in a square shaft. Donors have contributed superb traditional woodwork to the interior, which is glorious.

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Thank NicJBoston
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really full of details , not anyone would see them only thing that pissed me off, that they don't allow taking pictures

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Thank Joe S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While you are in a trip to Coptic Cairo, don't miss this place.Though it's not functional nor photography is allowed,you can see this place & know the history of it's transformation as a Synagogue.

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Thank NURUL ALAM S
Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small synagogue. With a lot of elements from oriental culture. Nice "altar" facing towards Jerusalem. A quiet place for recollection. No photos allowed.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

They are still using the synagogue and you cannot take pictures here. The synagogue itself is smaller, compare it to other churches in this area.

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Thank Dewi R
Giza Governorate, Egypt
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is the synagogue of the ancient sites in Egypt and has an ancient history and great in the beginning was the excommunication then became Temple

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This beautiful synagogue is supposed to be built on the site where baby Moses was pulled from the Nile.

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Thank Jane D
Vancouver
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I visited this Synagogue during my visit to Coptic Cairo. According to local legend, this was the site where the baby Moses was found. There is no charge to enter the Synagogue but donations are accepted. Photographs are not allowed inside. My visit lasted about 15 minutes.

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Thank Bill C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very old place of religious worship dating from when Cairo waa tolerant. Can't take pictures inside but worth the visit anyway.

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Thank Mark G
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place is believed to be the place of Moses as a child and where Jews celebrate their feast day. The Ben Ezra Synagogue is not easy to find on your own. The synagogue has been beautifully restored, although it is no longer in active use as a house of worship.

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