Called Al-Muallaqah (The Suspended) in Arabic, this church takes its name from its location suspended above a city gate. ... More
The Hanging Church
Called Al-Muallaqah (The Suspended) in Arabic, this church takes its name from its location suspended above a city gate. Entered from the side via a newly-built staircase, it is worth visiting because it is one of the oldest still-functioning Coptic churches in Egypt. Its origin is uncertain, but it may date back to the 4th Century CE. Its darkened nave contains many religious icons and relics, including a 10th-century icon of Virgin Mary and Jesus. Coptic Mass is held on Fridays from 8a-11a, and on Sundays from 7a-10a. This is one of the few places where guests can hear mass in the ancient liturgical Coptic language. Free volunteer guides are available.
Founded in 1858 by French archaeologist Auguste Mariette (whose tomb is in the museum's garden), the giant salmon colored building
was built in 1902 under Khedive Abbas II Helmi. Housing one of the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts, ...
This picturesque and serene cemetery is one of the prettiest cemeteries in Egypt. The gravestones are wonderfully ornate with many
statues of angels, saints, doves, crosses and the like. The cemetery is within the Religion Compound. If you happy ...
It may look like the partner of the Sultan Hassan Mosque next door, but half a century separates their construction
dates. The mosque's construction began in 1869, but it was not completed until 1912. It was built in pseudo ...