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Coptic Cairo, Cairo

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World heritage site · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
See a number of traditional churches belonging to the largest Christian community in the Middle East at Coptic Cairo, a historic part of town with many storied religious sites. The area has been of vital significance to the Copts, the largest Christian denomination in the region, who have built Orthodox churches here since the 4th century CE. Believed to have been visited by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as they fled to Egypt, the neighborhood today draws scores of pilgrims. Take a tour of the main churches and head to the local museum to gain a better understanding of the history of the group, and how they came to thrive in the area. To visit Coptic Cairo and other attractions in Cairo, use our Cairo travel planner.
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  • Walking thru Coptic Cairo, you get a glimpse of the Byzantine influence in the various remaining religious sites. There is a strong police presence here for obvious reasons but we had no issues with.....  more »
  • I would give this five stars, but we walked in with two Egyptian friends and the police immediately started asking questions and took the papers of our friend. We explained that we wanted to hire a.....  more »

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