St. George Church was built during the 10th century but it was destroyed because of a fire in 1904 and was rebuilt & finished in 1909. It is located within the Babylon fortress in Coptic Cairo and it is an outstanding Greek Orthodox Church and it is mainly It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George. St. George Church was built at the top of the Roman tower foundations.
St. George Church
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria took St. George Church as his seat and that is why tourists are attracted to this church. St. George Church was dedicated to Saint George who is said to have once killed a dragon. The Roman tower of the Church was believed to be peopled by devils.
There is a great celebration that is held yearly on April 23rd which is “The Molid of Mary Gergis” that is considered the largest Coptic festival in Cairo although the fact that the church is Roman, not Coptic. St. George Church is an active one visited by different tourists around the world but visitors aren’t allowed to enter the church’s Monastery.
The Description of St. George Church
The interior part of the St.Geoge church can be accessed through the front doors. St. George Church is renowned for its pretty stained glass and plenty of rich darkly stained wood. Tourists take about two hours touring this magical site.
The Holy Spirit of the Ancient Egyptians is Waiting to Be Explored
As long as you are fond of the great Coptic civilization, you can make use of being in Egypt and use our Egypt tour packages to visit other mesmerizing churches in Coptic Egypt including the Terrific Hanging church, which was built on the southern gate of a Babylon fortress in the 7th century. In addition to this, you can add to your visit a trip to the Abu Serga church that is dedicated to the great saints Sergius and Bacchus. And don’t forget that you certainly have the chance to customize your trips to fulfill your needs and visit the spectacular attractions of Luxor and Aswan through our Egypt Nile cruise packages.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.