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Coptic Cairo, Cairo

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See a number of traditional churches belonging to the largest Christian community in the Middle East at Coptic Cairo, a historic part of town with many storied religious sites. The area has been of vital significance to the Copts, the largest Christian denomination in the region, who have built Orthodox churches here since the 4th century CE. Believed to have been visited by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as they fled to Egypt, the neighborhood today draws scores of pilgrims. Take a tour of the main churches and head to the local museum to gain a better understanding of the history of the group, and how they came to thrive in the area. To visit Coptic Cairo and other attractions in Cairo, use our Cairo travel planner .
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  • In the old town of Cairo there are very nice corners, e.g. the Moorish quarter. Unfortunately, the buildings and streets are not maintained, so the impression is created that people cannot really appreciate the value they have there. On the other hand, many want to make money with these values. For this, however, they should also be preserved and maintained
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  • The Christian quarter, the two grand mosques, the hanging church fascinating. Seeing the bones of the martyrs and saints also edifying  more »
  • We had no idea there was so much early Christian material and buildings available for us to walk through. The Coptic Museum was loaded with historical displays that revealed to us a part of Christiani...  more »
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