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

4.5
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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  • This is vital part of the old Cairo complex. For me it is a wonder how they built it. If you are the least bit interested in Egyptian Christian history, this is a good place to start. While you are th...  more »
  • Quiet beautiful current day coverings. Class covered "holes" in the floor set you see before to the previous religious versions of this holy place that has changed hands and religions over the centuri...  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!
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