Ben Ezra Synagogue
In the opposite direction from the Church of St Barbara, just outside the walls, the 9th-century synagogue occupies the shell of a...
Church of St Sergius & Bacchus
This is the oldest church inside the walls, built in the 11th century with 3rd- and 4th-century pillars. It honours two Syrian saints...
In AD 98, the Roman emperor Trajan established a fortress here, called Babylon, likely a corruption of Per-hapi-en-on (Estate of the...
The best place to rest up after a Coptic Cairo tour, though no real local feel as it’s part of the built-for-tourists Souq al-Fustat...
Sharia Mar Girgis · interesting places nearby
Coptic Museum information
This museum, founded in 1908, houses Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt up through early Islam. It is a beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. These include a sculpture that shows obvious continuity from the Ptolemaic period, rich textiles and whole walls of monastery frescoes. Allow at least a couple of hours to explore the 1200 or so pieces on display.