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Coptic Cairo, Cairo: 42 reviews and 95 photos

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Coptic Cairo is a walled enclave of tranquility with narrow alleyways, churches, monasteries, graveyards and the oldest synagoge in Egypt.
This area was settled in the 6th century BC, later the Romans built here a fortress, called Babylon in Egypt. Babylon has been always a centre of Christianity.
The remains of two round towers of the western gate of Babylon form the entrance of the area. The Church of St George is built on the top one of the towers.

Address: South-East Cairo
Directions: Within the Ring Rd. Western section
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2003
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