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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the...more
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After all the temples of Ancient Egypt, my last two days in Cairo were spent visiting both Coptic Cairo as well as Islamic Cairo and both were stunning and a good change from seeing the ancient wonders(not that these are exactly modern) . Enjoy the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed yesterday

The history here is great. It was inspiring to see the spot where the Holy Family lived during their flight to Egypt.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krish1947
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Al Madina restaurant in takseem aquar, Istanbul, is a famous in traditional food serving. The food were not money worthing. The. The simplist beef dech for one person exceeds 60 Tr =10€ adding salad prices. May it is suitable for groups and events.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mahdi S
Reviewed 2 days ago

amazing place&history it shows the Christian art at this time mixed with another art FANTASTIC HAVE TO VISIT

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mahmoud Darwesh T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Going through the narrow streets and quiet passages made for a nice chance from the bustle of Cairo. We visited St. George's Church, the synagogue, but spent most of our time in the Coptic Museum. Due to the recent attack on Coptic Christians at a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MWK51
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This area is so rich in history, it has many different historical place to offer, buildings, churches, mosques, and also Jewish temple, so yes it has history of the 3 religions, a lot of stuff is free entry, couple of museums with little fees, the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

worth the effort, only if you have extra time; but if you are pushed for time it could be skipped; slow heavy traffic is a big difficulty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelerdarlene
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tight security. Always crowded. The mosaic walls of the Hanging Church is magnificent. The alley leading to the Jewish synagogue is a different place altogether.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Doc_Subhajit17
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of old towns must see historical locations. Fantastic. A short walk to an ancient synagogue and mosque. Winding streets and alleys take you back to the scents, scenes, and aura of antiquity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to see the old city and the place where churchs, mosques, and synagogues are all in the same area. The Hanging Church is amazing and so is the St George's Church. I loved the Coptic museum but even more than what is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from usmanibari | Reviewed this property |
I agree with you. Best wishes.
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Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
Laura we used Private Guide Ayman Ahmed. You can look him up on facebook or through Trip Advisor. I highly recommend him. He is professional, polite, punctual, speaks English, has amazing knowledge of Egypt and Egyptology... More