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Cave Church, Cairo

4.6
Cave Church represents a local Coptic church built below huge slabs of limestone. Established in 1975, the church dedicated to Simon the Tanner has an amphitheater with a capacity of 2,000 seats, making it the largest church in the Middle East. Run by a community of Coptic garbage collectors, the church spans 1,000 sq m (10,764 sq ft) featuring icons, frescos, and other Orthodox regalia. You will reach the church following many winding pathways. The church also has an education center, a school for the deaf, and a playground for kids. Add Cave Church and other attractions to your Cairo trip itinerary using our Cairo holiday planner.
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  • Ahmed and Emad from Excursion Cairo Day Tours picked us up promptly from our hotel and took us on a very informative trip through Garbage City to The Cave Church of St Simon. Emad gave us an impressiv...  more »
  • Great place!! defiantly worth a visit! The trip through Garbage City to get there is very interesting!  more »
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