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Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Barbara), Cairo

Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Barbara) - Cairo, Egypt
Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Barbara)
East of Fortress of Babylon, Cairo, Egypt 11211Map
+20 2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Old Cairo

Built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, this church was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. Cyrus and St. John). When the remains of St. Barbara, (a young maiden of Nicomedia beaten to death by her father for converting into Christianity) were brought here, a separate sanctuary was built. Thus there are now two separate churches here. The remains of St. Catherine, of the famous monastery of the same name, are also to be found here. Modest dress required.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Mari Girgis
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