Church of St Barbara
Ben Ezra Synagogue
Just outside the walls of the Coptic enclave, the 9th-century Ben Ezra synagogue occupies the shell of a 4th-century Christian church....
Church of St Sergius & Bacchus
This is the oldest church inside Coptic Cairo's walls, built in the 11th century with 4th-century pillars. It honours the Roman soldiers...
This museum, founded in 1908, houses Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt up through early Islam. It is a...
Church of St Barbara information
At the corner past Abu Sarga, the Church of St Barbara is dedicated to a martyr who was beaten to death by her father for trying to convert him to Christianity. Her supposed relics rest in a small chapel left of the altar, along with a few other saints’ remains. The church houses some rare icons of St Barbara, Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. Beyond the church an iron gate leads to the peaceful (if somewhat litter-strewn) Coptic cemetery .