Highlights Tour of Islamic Cairo & Coptic cairo

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Citadel of Salah ad-Din Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa. Hanging Church, also known as Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church.


  • Citadel of Salah ad-Din
  • Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa.
  • Hanging Church


Our tour of Islamic and Coptic Cairo takes you on a fascinating journey through the rich religious and cultural heritage of these two historical areas. We will explore the architectural marvels, religious sites, and cultural landmarks that have shaped Cairo's Islamic and Coptic identities. In Islamic Cairo, we begin our tour at the Citadel of Salah ad-Din. This magnificent fortress stands proudly on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of Cairo. As we wander through the Citadel, you will be captivated by its impressive architecture and intricate details. Our next stop is the iconic Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. This grand structure, with its striking domes and minarets, is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. Step inside to admire the ornate decorations and experience the serene ambience of this sacred place. Continuing our exploration of Islamic Cairo, we visit the Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa. Built during the Mamluk era, this architectural marvel boasts stunning interiors adorned with intricate carvings and beautiful geometric designs. As you explore its halls and courtyards, you will gain a deeper understanding of the religious and educational significance of this historic site. Transitioning to Coptic Cairo, we immerse ourselves in the rich history of Egypt's Christian heritage. Our first stop is the Hanging Church, also known as Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. This ancient church is suspended above the ground, and its unique architectural design will leave you in awe. Step inside to discover beautifully preserved icons, intricate woodwork, and a peaceful atmosphere that reflects centuries of devotion. Next, we visit the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, believed to be the location where the Holy Family sought refuge during their escape to Egypt. This sacred site holds great significance for Christians, and its beautiful architecture and serene ambience create a profound sense of reverence. Concluding our tour, we make a brief visit to the Jewish Synagogue in Coptic Cairo. This historic synagogue showcases the rich Jewish heritage in Cairo, with its architectural features and religious artefacts telling stories of a vibrant community that once thrived in the city. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the historical, cultural, and religious significance of each site, allowing you to appreciate the diversity and interconnectedness of Cairo's Islamic and Coptic heritage. Join us on this remarkable journey as we explore the spiritual and architectural wonders of Islamic and Coptic Cairo, gaining a deeper appreciation for Egypt's rich tapestry of cultural and religious traditions.


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