Tourism in The Hanging Church



Tourism in The Hanging Church.
The Hanging Church locates in the District of Misr El Qadima in the Coptic Compound. It is one of the most famous and the oldest churches in Cairo. It takes its name from the fact that it is built on the top of the southern tower of Babylon fortress. The church dates back to the 7th century and like the whole district it suffered from the fires that burnt the Olsd Fustat and was restored several times. During centuries the church was the seat of the Patriarch of Alexandria. The church consist of a staircase of 29 steps, a nave, a narthex and three sanctuaries. Some beautiful artifacts of the church such as the iconostasis and the screens in the sanctuary of Saint Mark date from the 15th and 13th centuries. It is also distinguished by its star pattern is that reveals the uniformity of t...Read More


Tourism in The Hanging Church

Churches in Cairo
* Cathedral of San Mark * Cathedral of the Virgin Mary * Church of the Virgin * Church of Saint Sergius ( Abu Sirga )
* Church And Convent Of Saint Mercury (abu Sefein) * Church of Mar Girgis * Church of Saint Barbara * Church of Saint Behnam
* Church of Saint George Greek (mar Guirguis) * Church of Saint Mina * Church Of The Virgin in Old Cairo * The Hanging Church

Part of the interior of the Hanging Church ornamented with some gilded inscriptions and botanical paintings



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