A bit hard to get to but worth the trip. Narrow alleys through the Christian Zabellen quarter. A church in the side of a mountain that can seat 20000, and has had 70000 in it. Amazing presence with carvings on the walls.
The ascend through garbage city gives a different perspective than going to other places of interest. Descending to enter the church and reaching it really amazes, all the hardwork to build it and the faith behind it.
We got a personal tour of the church. The history is very interesting and both the summer and winter churches were beautiful.
Very interesting but smelly as it is next to the main rubbish recycling area for Cairo. You travel through the middle of this area to reach the church. This was one of the many visited during our tour of Coptic churches with Deluxe Travel Egypt. Ask for Emad G for your guide and…
There are no words to describe going thru "garbage town" to get to this church in a cave. when you arrive you will have a guide that will explain the history or if you have a book of Egypt. worth the cab drive