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Mokattam, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One has to drive through the garbage village of Muqattam. Do not go without a guide, you might be lost. Or take a Taxi, but ask before, if he really knows the place. You will find several rock-hewn churches and sculptures in the rock. A...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful monument and definitely worth the visit. The people are super warm and welcoming. The church is situated under a cave, hence its name, and has some of the most stunning carving's I've seen. It is a shame, however, that it is situated so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cave Church at Mokattam in Cairo is worth every minute you spend there. Located in Garbage City where the garbage from Cairo is dumped, you'll find a large Christian community living around the Cave Church. Inside, the cave is cool and inviting with seating...More

1  Thank Kenn V
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My teenagers were not happy when I had us go to the Cave church instead of the Citadel. But once we were done they said the whole thing was totally fascinating. The drive there and the church. It took us less than 2 hours total...More

2  Thank fubeca
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My tour was facilitated through Experience Egypt Tours, with Mohamed Bahaa as my tour guide....he made sure that I was able to access the Cave in my wheelchair....it was a great experience! +201001759267

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

See the stone carvings as they are being made into the sides of the walls. This is an amazing amphitheater. The story told that this ministry began by a garbage collector as it reached out to those living in this landfill providing recycling for Cairo....More

Thank Chrisdelo63
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This was a fast visit, it didn't take long but it was truly amazing to see and experience in person. Plus to get there, we went through the 'Garbage City' area of town and that was fascinating in itself. All in all, a worthwhile trip.

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is a modern built church, full of character and history, it is in an open cave like site, it has many icons carved into the rock and is huge, there were guides and they were very helpful

Thank pherbert1
Reviewed 22 April 2018

visit to see this church - involves driving through the rubbish collectors village which itself merits a review. This coptic church is open air and huge - a real surprise beyond the closely built dwellings and busyness of the village before it. Amazing sculptures in...More

Thank jumarmai
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The El Kharaz Samaan Church, also known as St. Ibram's Church Ibnu Zaraa El Soriany, Mount Moqattam, Cairo, Egypt. This church cave consists of 3 sets of caves. The largest is said to be able to accommodate 10,000 people, who in the middle with a...More

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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
I dont think there is opening hours best time to go there is in the morning
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