Getting to this piece of heaven after going through the hell of the city of garbage collectors and the smell is something else! It will take about two hours to go around, but it's worth every minute. Make sure to ask for a guide, as you will enjoy the story about the saint who literally moved the mountain there..
This church is like no other in Egypt and perhaps in the world. With seating for 20,000 it's huge. The carvings on the side of the cave depict various Bible stories. Enjoyable.
Indonesian called Cave Church as Gereja Sampah because of its neighbourhood (is at the recycling / where you collect trash). When you get inside the neighbourhood, you will smell a stink smell but not inside the church. The church itself was very nice because it is all natural with rock carving on the side.
The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner also called The Cave Church is one of the unique must visit structure in Cairo. Although build only as recently as 1976 its one of the largest engraved monasteries in the world with a sitting capacity of 20,000. Loved the way they carved the community sitting right out of and inside the mountain.... 更多
We suited the garbage city and the cave church in a late afternoon and we really appreciate this visit as it gives you a better comprehension about the garbage collectors area and their lives then you end up with the biggest church in Egypt and it's beautiful carvings and it's history of the miracles about the faith that moves mountains.
Be sure that your taxi driver know this place, because local people don't know this place. We had to guide our taxi driver towards the place, although he said he knew the place when we asked him...... Driving through Garbage City is an adventure, but the reward is great! There are 2 catholic churches in caves. One is used in... 更多
Built in the 70s and seating up to 20,000 people. Explore the cave church which is the centre point of the people of Rubish City. Make sure you check out the breathtaking graffiti on the buildings that can only truly be seen from near the church
The route up through the 'zabaliene' (rubbish collectors) is a fascinating insite into what happens to your everyday rubbish! Once you get over the shock, the church area is amazing! The winter church and the summer church, with all the stunning rock carvings are worth the journey. Added bonus is a view of the Mohamed Ali mosque from a different... 更多
I had no idea this would be so incredible. The drive through Garbage City is eye opening in itself and that's the only way to get to the Cave Church. Once you're there you will be blown away.