Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), Cairo

4.5
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Get a sense of Egypt's Coptic Christian community at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), with origins dating back to the 10th century. Built on an old circular Roman tower, it represents the only round church in the whole country. Most of the building is relatively new, renovated after the great fire of 1904. Step inside to see the colorful play of light from the stained glass windows, enhancing the peaceful, incense-infused atmosphere. Plan your visit to Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cairo attractions app.
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  • Uma igreja ortodoxa localizada no bairro copta do Cairo, é linda tanto por fora quanto por dentro. An orthodox church located in the Coptic district of Cairo, it is beautiful both outside and inside.  more »
  • The Greek Orthodox Church of St George is dedicated to a popular Christian Saint. It is said that Saint George was kept in a nearby prison where he was martyred in 303 AD. The church’s beautiful...  more »
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