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el-Muallaqa Church "the Hanging Church"

Image El Muallaqa is the oldest Christian church in Cairo and built anywhere between the fourth and seventh century. Its name is derived from its location atop a gate tower in Old Cairo.


The beauty of this church is revealed through its three barrel-vaulted aisles, altar screens made of inlaid ivory and bone, and a carved marble pulpit supported by 13 pillars representing Christ and his disciples.


Sharia Mari Girgis, Old Cairo
Opening hours: Daily until 4:00 p.m.; Coptic masses Fri 8:00-11:00 a.m. and Sun 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Free admission


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