Al Moalaqa Church (
It was built in the 5th century in the Basilica style, over the remains of the southern gate of the Roman fortress of
Babylon” that is why it was called “the Hanging”. It has rich beautiful antiquities from the early Christian era such as a woodcarving representing Jesus Christ entering
Jerusalem. It houses also about ninety rare icons of basilica style.
It is one of the most beautiful Coptic churches, which dates from the early 5th century AD, and still retains its wooden door. It lies next to
Church and it is dedicated to Saint Barbara who was killed by her heathen father when she embraced Christianity Relics of both Saint Barbara and Saint Catherine are supposed to rest there.
Marie Girgis (
Built on the ruins of one of the towers of
Babylon fortress, adopting a basilica style with a round dome has a unique hall that dates back to the 13th century AD.
The Churches of Abu Seifein Monastery:
They are located in
Amr Mosque Street, near the subway station (Mari Girgis).
It comprises three churches:
Church (Saint Marcurius), in which is the
Saint Barsoum El Erian.
+ The Church of the Virgin of El Damshir,
The Church of the Virgin Mary:
Its history dates back to the 8th century AD and was rebuilt in the 10th century. It contains some precious icons and has three haykals behind ivory-inlaid wooden screens
The Cathedral of St. Mark:
It is the largest church in
Africa recently built in the region of , Abbassia. It reflects the evolution of the art of architecture. The remains of St. Mark, the Evangel list who first preached Christianity in
Egypt were transferred to this Cathedral.
Mari Mina Church:
It lies in the area of Fum Al-Khalig. It dates from the late 5th and early 6th century It relates to Saint Mina who is considered one of the most famous saints of the Coptic Church who was martyred during the persecution the Christians suffered at the hands of Roman Emperor Diocletian. One of the monumental churches of
Cairo is also the Virgin’s church in Zuweila Alley. Of the modern churches there is the Virgin’s in Zaitoun to which thousands flock to be blessed after news spread of the appearance of the Virgin Mary on one of its domes.
The Virgin’s Tree:
When the Holy Family fled from
Palestine to escape the tyranny of Herod, they came to
Egypt. According to some historians, the Holy Family began their journey from Rafah in Sinai to Mattariya and settled there for a while, where grows the blessed tree of the Virgin under which she sheltered with the Holy Baby. The tree is two thousand years old, evergreen and one of the most popular sites of believers visit seeking blessings.