Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Cairo

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
A landmark of the Coptic Orthodox faith, Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) also represents one of the country's oldest religious structures. The church remains best known for its distinctive 19th-century bell towers, 11th-century outer porch, and atmospheric courtyard. The interior showcases many traditional motifs of Coptic art, including geometric designs, icons depicting Biblical characters, and symbolic structural components, including 13 pillars representing Christ and his disciples. Use our Cairo trip planner to arrange your visit to Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and other attractions in Cairo.
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  • I was surprised with the place and its architecture and unique details. This is one of the places you must visit and see.  more »
  • Although known as the Hanging Church, the official name is Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. Founded in the third century, St. Mary’s is the oldest church in Cairo and as the name implies...  more »
  • The Hanging Church is a Coptic Christian Church located in Coptic Cairo. The Church is named for the way it was built on top of the Water Gate of Roman Babylon (visible through the floor in the...  more »
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  • ..a popular tourist attraction in the heart of Cairo. It's many centuries old, there are many preserved Coptic orthodox historical items to see. The place is accessible by metro, and there high presence of security officers here to protect tourist and the monuments. Check this up when you are in Cairo.
  • Such a great visit! We had so much fun! It's very well organized! Can be reached by the Metro. There are several churches and a synagogue in the area, worth a visit!
  • It is located in Coptic Cairo. This area is a must see. Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church also known as The Hanging Church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
  • Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church also known as The Hanging Church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
  • Ancient church built on two pillars of Babylon, a holy place with beautiful ancient paints and parts of siants dead bodies. (Rofat). One of the places that the holy family visited during their escape to Egypt.

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