Coptic Cairo, Cairo: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Coptic Cairo

Coptic Cairo is actually an area located within Old Cairo. The site has multiple Christian churches that are a witness to the tumultuous centuries, where Egypt encountered the entry of Islam. However, the area is mainly designed surrounding the Babylon fortress. The major attraction is the Coptic Museum, established in 1910. It has a vast collection of Coptic arts and preserves exquisite artifacts.

You can also visit the different churches like the Church of St. Sergius, Hanging Church, etc. Moreover, you must take a tour of the Ben Ezra Synagogue. It is actually Cairo’s oldest synagogue and dates back to the 9th century. 

Location: Sharia Mar Girgis, south of Downtown
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