Our tour guide will pick you up to visit "The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in the 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one of the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space, the beautiful decorations on its walls, and its remarkable domes and minarets.
Then will proceed to old Cairo where The Holy Family arrived, and they took refuge in a cave beneath the ground, adjacent to the fortress of Babylon, and they lived in this cave for three months. Eventually, this cave was turned into a small church, and another larger church was built above it, Known as Abu Serga Church This is a famous church that is visited by many people from around the world, as they seek the blessings of the place where the Holy Family lived for some time. It is considered one of the oldest churches that were built in Egypt. Adjacent to this church is a church similar in antiquity, namely, the Moualaqa Church or the ‘ ‘Hanging Church’’. This church is named the ‘hanging church’ because of the way that it is situated – over the gatehouse of Babylon’s Roman And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Genizah (Storeroom) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts.
After the visit you go back to your hotel
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