The Hanging Church



When you visit Coptic Cairo you will have to go to The Hanging Church (Church of the Holy Virgin Mary) is the most famous site in Coptic Cairo, known by the Hanging Church. Its name comes from the fact that it was built on top of the walls of the 4th century B.C Roman fortress of Babylon, the remains of which are still visible about Coptic Cairo.


 

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, known by The Hanging Church. Its name comes from the fact that it was built on top of the walls of the 4th century B.C Roman fortress of Babylon, the remains of which are still visible about Coptic Cairo.

 

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 one of the oldest Christian religious sites in Egypt. It is deemed to be the most beautiful of the old churches in the area.

 

The most important unique area is Coptic Cairo that has a concentration of Christian churches and other sites date back from the centuries between the decline of the pharaonic religion and Islam arrivals when Egypt had a Christian majority. Coptic Cairo is mostly built around the fort of Babylon upon the remains of its walls.


Egypt Travel Packages and Egypt Day Tours Including the Hanging Church:
Cairo and the Nile by Air 8 Days 7 Nights
Cairo and Alexandria Tour 5 Days 4 Nights
Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh Tour 7 Days 6 Nights
Cairo Sightseeing Tour to The Egyptian Museum, Coptic and Islamic

Cairo Short Break

Egypt Christmas tours

10 Days Egypt Christmas Tour Package 

7 days Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh Easter Tour

Cairo and Alexandria 5 days Holiday

The Coptic Museum which 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.

 

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, founded in the 9th century on the site of the Temple of Jeremiah.

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