Learn more about a continuous tradition that links the ancient to Islamic Egypt at The Coptic Museum, an impressive fortified building housing the world's largest collection of Coptic artifacts and pieces of art. Spanning 8,000 sq m (86,111 sq ft), the museum features brightly colored fresco paintings and icons with saints, as well as holy relics and items of everyday use. Founded in 1908, the collection shows a rich blend of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman traditions with some 16,000 objects arranged in chronological sections. You'll have the chance to view textiles, books, stonework, woodwork, metalwork, manuscripts, and other religious items labeled in Arabic, English, and French. Take a look at our Cairo trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to The Coptic Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to The Coptic Museum
Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 3 hours
Half-Day Private Tour of Coptic Cairo Including Saint Simon Church in Moqqatam BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 6 hours
Private Customizable Cairo Museums Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $51
Duration: 8 hours
The Coptic Museum Reviews
Zona del Cairo in cui si mescolano le culture e che, spesso si cerca la sintonia con la maggioranza islamica, sebbene a volte ci siano delle brutte esagerazioni; tuttavia la storia cristiana e i racco... more »Area of Cairo in which cultures are mixed and that, often we seek the harmony with the Islamic majority, although sometimes there are some ugly exaggerations; However, Christian history and Biblical tales make Egypt and the Coptic quarter an important stage in the history of Catholics in the world.
This museum within the highly secured Coptic enclave offers awesome historical pieces of Coptic relics, icons and archictecture, some dating back 15 centuries. Definetely worth visiting. more »
I went there as part of my study excursion and I was not very impressed by the museum. The lighting is bad and display is boring. The labels are old and dusty and the bigger information panels are repetitive. They can definitely improve the display of objects and the lighting. But I give full points to the building. Its a nice building with beautiful wooden ceilings (don't forget to look up). And the collection is very unique.
I loved it. Reveals one of the beautiful eras of old times. There is also an access to an ancient castle that was built in the 18th century. Close to this place is the hanging church and a couple of other mosques and churches.
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