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

4.6
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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  • 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 »
  • This ancient Coptic church was very crowded when I visited in Nov 2019. That said, it was still well worth the effort of visiting. Very beautiful interior.  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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