Discover Old Coptic & Islamic Cairo and visit the famous churches the hanging church, Saint Sergius church along with Ben Ezra Synagogue, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa and Rifai Mosque.
Our Tour Guide would pick you up from your hotel in Cairo Or Giza to Enjoy a visit to Old Coptic Cairo; it is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. Sergius and many other Coptic churches and historical sites.
It is believed in the Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga). Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.
we will proceed to Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan which dates from around 1356, it is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel. opposite to it, Al Rifa’s Mosque was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912 when it was finally completed. it is the resting place of Khushyar Hanim and her son Isma’il Pasha, as well as numerous other members of Egypt’s royal family.