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

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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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  • You must see this church, the citadel, one of the many famous mosques, and the Egyptian Museum, to gain an appreciation of the history of Cairo (the pyramids are in Giza). This complex is uniquely a.....  more
    You must see this church, the citadel, one of the many famous mosques, and the Egyptian Museum, to gain an appreciation of the history of Cairo (the pyramids are in Giza). This complex is uniquely a.....  more »
  • Well I would say it’s definitely very interesting as you don’t have to pay an entrance fee plus you see some beautiful architecture and it’s also a different part of Egypt which is not always... 
    Well I would say it’s definitely very interesting as you don’t have to pay an entrance fee plus you see some beautiful architecture and it’s also a different part of Egypt which is not always...  more »
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  • Nice church. Not very big, though. Has some trinkets if you wanna contribute. Good place to sit and plan where to go next.
  • Very fresh feeling when I visited there! I really appreciate the holy person who stand among other religions. There are three escaping underground channels, showing the dangerous for the church!

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