Opens Daily

09:00 to 05:00

TOILETS

Available

ACCESSIBILITY

Friendly

TERRAIN

Uneven Ground

PHOTOS

No Camera Ticket

Details

The Hanging Church is Al-Fustat`s (Old Cairo`s) oldest church. Its name, Al-Muallaka (the hanging), was given to it since it was built on the ruins of two old towers belonging to an ancient fortress known as the Fortress of Babylon. It was dedicated to The Virgin Mary and St. Dimiana. The church was originally built at the end of the 3rd Century A.D and beginning of the 4th Century A.D, although it has been reconstructed and renovated several times since. Some historians believe that may be older than most think, and was possibly an ancient Roman Temple that was later converted to a Roman Church, and then later still, a Coptic Church. Historians believe this to be true because of a 1984 discovery. At this time, it was noticed that the plaster over the western scenes, near the right aisle of the church, hid images of pagan Roman Gods.

Schedule

Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Review

- 10 March -
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John Doe

Went there a few years ago loved it and I'm glad I have done this tour the tour guide we had was brilliant



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