A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits). A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory. Monasteries vary greatly in size, comprising a small dwelling... 更多
you feel you are in a very special place when you arrive , when you see the area from out site you couldnot imagine that you will find this special place in this area , i recommend everyone to visit it , its a great experience
It is impressive how the church was craved in the walls of a rock and it's size as it is located in an Islamic state. Never been to a service there but I'm sure it would be once in a lifetime experience.
This was my favorite place to visit in Cairo. The stories they told of how they built it and how the local Bishop survived threats from the majority religion were worth the whole trip. I was amazed at the 3 sanctuaries that are build within caves and all of the carvings in the walls. I also appreciated that I wasn't... 更多
Visited this unique place but had to go through the dumping area, very dirty and smells sooo bad, be prepared for this. Visited the three churches and enjoyed around 2 hours tour listening to the guide. It's worth the visit if you have time. زرت كنيسة القديس سمعان في المقطم في مصر و المكان يستحق الزياره اذا توفر الوقت. لا... 更多
To rich this beautiful place, you need to pass through Garbage city, where people are recycling everything what can be recycled. As you passing by all this places, you can see dirtiness and feel horrible smell. When you finally enter the ground of the Church , you will feel like you entered totally different world. Beautiful church, statues in stone... 更多
When we were approaching the caves & going through Garbage City we were wondering what we had let ourselves in for, but when we arrived we were blown away. The place is spectacular, even more so when you realise that it has taken less than 40 years to create. The rock carvings were really spectacular, then you are allowed into... 更多
There are seven churches hidden in the caves of Mokattam Mountain, located in an area known as Garbage City. The largest of these churches is the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner, which has a huge an amphitheater with a seating capacity of 20,000. To get there is a bit of a challenge as you have to go through the... 更多