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Coptic Cairo, Cairo

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World heritage site · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
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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  • We visited it in an afternoon. Apart from walking through the narrow streets, have also visited several churches steeped in history and tradition. Some churches close in early afternoon, and despite.....  more »
  • Exceptional tour!! Our guide, Moses, is educated and personable. Knowledgeable of ancient Egypt and modern.. He easily answered any questioned we asked and told us the Muslim version of the...  more »
  • We visited several parts of Coptic Cairo, but our favorite by far was the Church of Saint Sergius, where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are said to have stopped. There was a lot of interesting and ancient...  more »

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