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Cave Church, Cairo

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Cave Church represents a local Coptic church built below huge slabs of limestone. Established in 1975, the church dedicated to Simon the Tanner has an amphitheater with a capacity of 2,000 seats, making it the largest church in the Middle East. Run by a community of Coptic garbage collectors, the church spans 1,000 sq m (10,764 sq ft) featuring icons, frescos, and other Orthodox regalia. You will reach the church following many winding pathways. The church also has an education center, a school for the deaf, and a playground for kids. Add Cave Church and other attractions to your Cairo trip itinerary using our Cairo holiday planner.
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  • We booked a tour of Coptic, Cairo, Garbage City and the cave church with Emo tours. The driver and guide (Girghis) were ready, on time, just as we requested. As they had just picked up up from the air...  more »
  • I finally got the possibility to visit the cave church, that I have heard about for many years. It is just amazing. I wish I could have joined a Sunday Service, but that was not possible.  more »
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