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Mokattam, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Off the beaten tourist path, we snaked through a labyrinth of small side roads, muddy and crowded with trucks carrying loads of recycling bottles and bags much bigger than the truck itself. The poorest part of town but always felt safe. 85% are Christians and...More

6  Thank mikepodo
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

The place is not that peaceful as I thought. One big issue, u have to drive for 30 minutes in small, snake-like, dirty streets, and TONS of rubbish.

3  Thank Yomna I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing cave church in a very interesting neighborhood in Cairo. The church sits on a hill above a neighborhood of refuse recyclers. Getting to the church is an adventure as you must wind through the narrow streets literally covered in trash up the mountain. At...More

Thank teddy1014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit this place frequently because for me its a nice and peaceful island in a huge and busy Cairo. this is the place where you dont have feeling of the time and forget about all routine problems)

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting.Hard to believe that this was carved out of the side of the mountain. It seats 5000 people.

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic guide and tour, a MUST see for Egypt. The cave complex and surrounding area is amazing, you wont be disappointed.

Thank david b
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The sculptures carved out in the side of the mountain speaks volumes to me as a Christian. The cave church is indeed a testimony of God's greatness.

Thank Francois B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were in Cairo and had a free day so decided to explore the cave church in Mokattam. Being adventurous we decided to go by Uber instead of the usual tour. We were not surprised the Uber driver used Waze to find his way there....More

1  Thank Awang Othman A
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This was one of the best parts in Cairo. The cave churches are impressive, the place is clean (unlike the most part of the city). Though you have to drive trough the part of the city that collects and sort the garbage to get here...not...More

1  Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 13 September 2018

To my surprise our guide was not knowing about Cave church and thanks to fellow TA travelers I could guide my guide to this wonderful heaven. :p From main road you need to pass through garbage city for 2-3 kms stretch to reach to this...More

1  Thank Shantanushetye
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Thank sakkara11
Reviewed 27 July 2018

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

Thank Huda A
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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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