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Church of Abu Serga (St Sergius), Cairo

Church of Abu Serga (St Sergius) - Cairo, Egypt
Church of Abu Serga (St Sergius)
Near Mari Girgis Street, Cairo, EgyptMap
(Downtown)
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

This, one of the oldest churches in Cairo, is built on the site where the Holy Family allegedly rested at the end of their journey to Egypt. Built in the 4th Century CE, it subsequently burned down in the great fire of Fustat around 750. It was restored in the 8th Century and has been renovated many times since then. The Church is dedicated to St. Sergius and St. Bacchus—two Roman soldier-saints who were martyred during the 4th Century in the reign of Roman Emperor Maximian. The most interesting feature is the crypt where Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus are said to have rested. The crypt is ten meters (33 feet) deep and, when Nile levels are high, is often flooded.

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Church of Abu Serga (St Sergius) General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Mari Girgis
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