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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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