Built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, this church was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. ... More
Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Barbara)
Built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, this church was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. Cyrus and St. John). When the remains of St. Barbara, (a young maiden of Nicomedia beaten to death by her father for converting into Christianity) were brought here, a separate sanctuary was built. Thus there are now two separate churches here. The remains of St. Catherine, of the famous monastery of the same name, are also to be found here. Modest dress required.
Arguably the best private gallery in the city, owner William Wells is a leading figure in Cairo's art community. Exhibitions
change frequently and many feature area display installations. Wells is a driving force behind Al Nitaq, the annual Cairo ...
Built during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet assistance, this 187 meter (615 feet) high slender tower on
an island in the Nile offers spectacular views of Cairo. Its concrete lattice work with a fluted lotus flower ...
This church is dedicated to St. Shenuti who is the most famous of the Coptic saints. It was built in
the 7th Century, but underwent many changes since. At a certain point it was actually used as a mosque ...
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