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Trip to Mokkatam Mountain Caved Church

price

$ 20

duration

5 Hours

Rating

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church of the Egypt

tour overview

the famous church of Saint Simon the Tanner, the cave church. The largest church in Cairo located inside El mokkatam mountain in a small village named by zableen means garbage collectors. Inside the church Virgin Mary appeared in carved statue in ceiling without any human effort

you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel,your guide will take first to visit the monastery of Saint Simon the Tanner which is located inside the mountain. The monastery consists of seven churches; all of them are carved inside the mountain. Your guide will give you an introduction about the Christianity of Egypt. How Christianity started in Egypt and what is the meaning of Coptic orthodox church in Egypt. Your guide will explain how they carved the church, how was El Mokattam Mountain was moved from the north of Cairo to the centre, enjoy some free time inside the church. You will also get the chance to get some great photos from the mountain.then you will get back tothe hotel

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