"Mar Girgis Nunnery - Coptic Cairo" Coptic Cairo - Mar Girgis - Church of St George Tip by call_me_rhia

  window at nunnery of saint george
by call_me_rhia

I noticed the Nunnery of Mar Girgis (Saint George) because of its amazing door: very tall and all nicely carved. A woman with a little baby was sitting right outside it. On the side there was an equally charming wooden window.

Of this great place, this is what we could visit, as it was undergoing extensive renovation. We regretted not having been able to visit the chapel: according to our guidebook, some bizarre ritual can be carried out. To receive the nuns' benediction, one has to be chained in the chapel, and tell his prayers whilr still in chains.

Address: Old Cairo
Directions: near Mar Girgis underground station
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 21, 2005
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