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Deir Abu Seifein Convent, Cairo

Deir Abu Seifein Convent - Cairo, Egypt
Deir Abu Seifein Convent
Mari Girgis Street, Cairo, EgyptMap
Between Amr ibn el Aas Mosque and Marigi Giris Church
+20 2 285 4509 (Cairo Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

This convent is situated very close to the Religion Compound and has also been fortunate to be amongst the wonderful recent renovations and restorations currently sweeping through Egypt. The convent is surrounded by a high wall with a gate on the south side. The original sycamore gate has been replaced with another less valuable gate, while the original is now in the Coptic museum, just a short walk away. Within the enclosure one finds a convent (Deir el Banat) and also three churches, namely: St Shenuti Church, The Vigin, and St. Mercurius Church. St. Mercurius is called called Abu Seifein in the Coptic tradition. The latter is the largest church of the three, and has lent its name to the whole Convent.

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Deir Abu Seifein Convent General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Mari Girgis
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