"Abu Serga Church" Coptic Cairo - Saints Serguis and Bacchus Church Tip by vesna04


Saints Sergius and Bacchus also known as Abu Serga Church is the oldest in Cairo. It is also the most holly place as it has been risen on the spot where Holly Family had lived when arrived in Egypt after escaping from Israel. The Church dates from 4th or 5th century and is erected in the middle of Roman Fortress of Babylon.
The interior of the Church is amazing. The visitor can admire the rich decoration, the frescos (most of them date from 15th c.) and are able to visit the crypt where Holly Family had lived. The crypt is 10 meters deep and is often flooded when Nile levels are high.

Address: Old Cairo
Directions: Coptic Cairo
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2007
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