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Church of St. George (Keniset Mar Girgis), Cairo

Church of St. George (Keniset Mar Girgis) - Cairo, Egypt
Church of St. George (Keniset Mar Girgis)
Mari Girgis Street, Cairo, Egypt 12556Map
+20 2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Old Cairo
Overview

This church was originally built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe named Athanasius, also credited with the building of the St Cyrus and St John Church. The St George Church burned down over a hundred years ago, leaving only a large wedding hall (Qaat el Irsan). The wedding hall dates from the 14th Century and measures 15 x 12 meters (50 x 40 feet). Notice the lovely windows of carved wood inlaid with ivory on the south wall. Modest dress required.

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Church of St. George (Keniset Mar Girgis) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Mari Girgis
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