We stumbled upon this church as an off-handed recommendation from our guide and it was by far one of my favorite experiences in Cairo.The beauty and vastness of this church carved out of the side of a mountain was stunning and the guide showing us around and explaining the architecture was nothing short of exceptional. This off-the-beaten-path gem is not... 更多
This is a less known tourist gem with great history that makes it worth the visit. Tucked within the so called "garbage city", this is a place dedicated to poor coptic christians involved in garbage recycling work. Highlights the works of St. Mark in the country. Three cave churches are magnificent and built in cave formations. Portrays a miracle that... 更多
One may be forgiven for mistaking this for one of the ancient ruins that dot the greater Cairo area. In fact though this has been the setting for numerous legends etched into Egyptian folklore, the cave church itself is the product of the past of several decades. Still a remarkable example of religious existence whose significant cannot be understated in... 更多
The cave church was very interesting. By itself, it's well worth a visit. When combined with the fascinating experience of seeing how people live in garbage city, It's an amazing experience and one of our favorites of the things we did in Cairo. The stench of garbage city is overwhelming, and it is obviously utterly filthy. Some travelers would find... 更多
This church is like no other Coptic Orthodox church. It is built inside a mountain with great history. There are tour guides in the actual the church, when you arrive and enter the church, they will most likely approach you and can give you a history about the moving of the Mokattam mountain in Egypt as well as the history... 更多
The drive through Garbage City wasn't awesome, but it will be well worth it for this hidden beauty. It is amazing to see how large of a Christian church is here in Cairo. And the carvings into the wall of the cave were simply amazing. WOW!
Take the time to talk to the local Tour Guides of the Cave Churches and keep an open mind on what you hear - the history of this place is mind bending and I for one realised that I was standing on Holy Ground.
The carvings on the sides of the caves are stunningly beautiful. Interesting history of the churches there is lots to see, one of my favorite places I have visited in Egypt. It is sad to see the garbage in the town surrounding the churches but once you get to the gates of the church it is very clean and beautiful.... 更多
Several caves in the mountain, holding several churches, decorated with carvings of biblical stories -by a Polish artist located in Cairo- on the mountain itself; with an auditorium that holds daily thousands of people.
To get here you have to go through the slum area of the zabaleen (the rubbish people) so be prepared to hold your noses. However, once you pass through you arrive to a beautiful haven that will take your breath away. The huge arena took several years to carve in and is the biggest church in the middle east. A... 更多