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Coptic Cairo, Cairo

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See a number of traditional churches belonging to the largest Christian community in the Middle East at Coptic Cairo, a historic part of town with many storied religious sites. The area has been of vital significance to the Copts, the largest Christian denomination in the region, who have built Orthodox churches here since the 4th century CE. Believed to have been visited by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as they fled to Egypt, the neighborhood today draws scores of pilgrims. Take a tour of the main churches and head to the local museum to gain a better understanding of the history of the group, and how they came to thrive in the area. To visit Coptic Cairo and other attractions in Cairo, use our Cairo travel planner.
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  • Our visit was so spiritual. We loved the history and the vibe. Definitely a must see if you visit Cairo.  more »
  • Coptic Cairo is the center of ancient Egyptian Christianity in Cairo. The area dates to the first century AD when Christianity was introduced in Egypt during the Roman period. It is believed the Holy....  more »

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