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Coptic Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

Coptic Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

One of the few round churches still in existence in the East, the Greek Church of St. George features a long set of steps that lead up to the church where visitors will find a relief of St George and the dragon wrapped around the outer brickwork of the tower. For centuries, the church alternated between Copt and Greek ownership, but since the 15th century it has remained Greek Orthodox, and the adjoining monastery of St George is now the seat of the Greek patriarch. The St George Church is most famous for its beautiful wedding hall, ( ) which dates back to the 14th century. Despite this, the Moulid of Mari Girgis, a large Coptic festival celebrating St George, is celebrated at the church each April.

Address: Mari Girgis Street, Old Cairo
Telephone: (0)2 285 4509
Opening Time: Open daily from 8:30am to 4pm
Admission: Free

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