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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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  • It is an area covered by great walls that encompasses many Christian churches and Jewish synagogue. There are no entry tickets. A couple of gift shops in the area. The area also has a lot of small...  more »
  • This is a beautiful area to explore with an amazing history. I can't recommend it highly enough. No-one should come to Cairo and not see this area and its churches and museums.  more »

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