The Hanging Church



The Hanging Church, also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of the most prominent and ancient monuments in Coptic Cairo, Egypt. The church is notable for its unique architectural style, making it one of the most beautiful in the Middle East. The church is also the first seat of the patriarchs in Cairo.


Our most popularly visited church is a Coptic Orthodox Church that is one of the most interesting things to do in Cairo located in the Old Cairo neighbourhood, in the universal ancient Coptic Cairo region, near the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque, the Jewish Temple, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, the Marina Church next to the Fort of Babylon, and the Church of the Martyr Mercurius (Abu Seifin).

The hanging was notable because it was raised upon one of the ancient towers of the Roman fortress of Babylon, which was built by Emperor Trajan in the second century AD, and is considered the oldest synagogue in Egypt of the most important religious shrines that represent the Coptic heritage in the Egyptian capital Cairo and Paul was adopted for the first time in the following century.

The original construction was built in the 4th century A.D but was destroyed and rebuilt in the 11th century. Expansions and reconstructions have continued through mny years.

If you are decided to have a trip to Egypt you must combine a visit to The Hanging Church (Church of the Holy Virgin Mary) is the most famous site in Coptic Cairo area

The Hanging Church dates back from the 9th century and is regularly toured within any of Cairo Day Tours, but the site is held to have first been occupied by the church as early as the 3rd century A.D, presenting it as one of the oldest religious sites in the history of Christianity in Egypt. It is deemed to be the most beautiful of the old churches in the area.

The Coptic Museum has the largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork and artifacts in the world. Founded in 1910, the museum registers Coptic history from the appearance of Christianity in Egypt to the Ottoman era, representing a mixture of artwork inspired by Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman traditions.

The church is considered an archaeological entity, as it was described as the most ancient and most sacred religious monument in the world, as it is located at the top of the trench, which is one of the most important safe stations that hidden the Holy Family from the eyes of the men of the Roman dictator, Herod, the ruler of Palestine, when it was chosen by the Virgin Mary and her child, Christ. And their companion, Saint Joseph the carpenter.

There are six other churches here that date back to the early Christian Era. The Hanging Church Deeper into Coptic Cairo there are several other older churches, including the Church of St. Sergius, which dates from the 5th century and was built upon the site of a crypt where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph) to shelter during their time in Egypt. Ben Ezra Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Cairo and one of the oldest in Egyptian history, founded in the 9th century on the site of the Temple of Jeremiah.

You can enjoy any of our  tours to Egypt? or from our many tours from Cairoyou can surely have a Coptic Cairo tour with Cairo Top Tours.the best trips in Egypt and Egypt itineraries to discover most of the important things to do in Cairo, Most visitors will make a beeline straight to the most famous sightseeing the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Adventurers, backpackers, and travel bloggers could join one of our Egypt budget tours traversing the Sahara Desert, like Siwa tours from Cairo for instance or preferably the White Desert tours Egypt

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