Egypt has one of the longest documented histories of any country in the world. The influence of various religious beliefs, from its birth and through to subsequent periods of global recognition, highlight a rich and varied set of belief systems that have helped shape the nation today, As a symbol of how religion has shaped the country, many churches stand side by side with mosques
Old Cairo (The land of Religions)
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From / to any Hotel in Cairo or Giza
Small bottle of Mineral Water (600 ML)
Pick up services from your hotel & return
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking Egyptology guide
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
Lunch at High Quality Local Restaurant
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The rich spiritual and religious history of Cairo adds an extra dimension to a visit to Egypt, where ancient sites and thriving communities continue to draw modern-day visitors, In this tour you will discover Why Egypt Called the land of religions.
Our SPT Tours certificated tour guide will meet you at your Accommodate Hotel Lobby (Time can be Customized) and will give you a brief for our tour, After a Short Brief the tour will begin by transfer with a private A/C Coach
Take the steps that lead to one of the most beautiful churches in the Middle East known as the Hanging Church, is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo, its nave is suspended over a passage, The church is approached by twenty-nine steps early travelers to Cairo dubbed it "the Staircase Church, The land surface has risen by some six meters since the Roman period, so the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church's elevated position
Located on few steps from the Hanging church, The church has acquired a special religious status among Coptic churches because it is associated with the Holy Family's journey through Egypt. It is named after renowned early fourth century AD saints, Sergius and Bacchus, both of whom were martyred at al-Resafa in Syria for their Christian beliefs.
Ben Ezra Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Egypt. It was once the center of many celebrations, congregations and prayers, but is no longer in use today. The origin of the building is uncertain. Some believe that it was once a Coptic Orthodox Church that was sold to members of Egypt’s Jewish community in 882 AD. The synagogue is named after Abraham ibn ‘Ezra, the Jewish religious scholar and philosopher.
Ben ‘Ezra contains all the main features of a synagogue. The bimah, or pulpit, from which prayers were read is in its center. The most sacred feature of a synagogue, the hekhal, which marks the direction of prayer, is decorated in Arabesque style and inlaid with mother of pearl, displaying a merge of artistic traditions. The Ten Commandments are inscribed on it in Hebrew.
The mosque of ‘Amr ibn al-‘As is the oldest surviving mosque in Egypt and Africa. General ʿAmr ibn al-ʿAs (d. 664) was one of the first companions of the Prophet Muhammad. After conquering Egypt in 19 AH/640 AD, he founded its first Islamic capital, Fustat, which falls within the modern city of Cairo. A year later, by order of the Caliph ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, he also founded the eponymous mosque of ‘Amr ibn al-‘As, which thus became the new capital’s very first building.
During the early years following the conquest, the mosque served as a place of gathering for Muslim community and ‘Amr’s troops, which at the time remained a minority in Egypt
The structure was subjected to several episodes of destruction, and has therefore undergone many architectural changes throughout its lifetime
Enjoy your Lunch at a high quality Nile View Restaurant with an Egyptian Menu Including Egyptian Molokhia and your choice from Beef or Chicken. (Vegetarian Menus Available)
The Citadel of Sultan Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin) is one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo, and among the most impressive defensive fortresses dating to the Middle Ages. Its strategic location on the Muqattam Hills gave it a formidable defensive position, and offered, as it still does today, an unrestricted panoramic view of Cairo.
The Citadel acted as the backdrop to some of the most significant events in Egyptian history from the time it was built to the end of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, which was in power from the early nineteenth century until the 1952 revolution, when the modern Egyptian republic was born. Many monuments were added to the Citadel over the centuries, providing visitors today with an array of places to visit, such as the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, which dominates the Citadel. Other places to visit include the mosque of the Mamluk sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun (built in 718 AH / 1318 AD), the Ottoman-era Sulayman Pasha al-Khadim Mosque (built 935 AH / c.1528 AD), as well as a number of museums such as the Police Museum, Al-Jawhara Palace Museum, the Royal Vehicle Museum, and the Military Museum
Is one of the ancient streets in Cairo and is approximately 1 kilometer in length, It hosts the greatest collection of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world.
stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila In the south. In 1997, the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum".
On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was converted into a pedestrian only zone between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., allowing tourists and locals to walk freely without the disturbance of traffic. However, cargo traffic is allowed outside of the mentioned hours.
Khan el-Khalili is a famous bazaar and souq in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. Established as a center of trade in the Mamluk era and named for one of its several historic caravanserais, the bazaar district has since become one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike
After Visiting all the mentioned Sightseeing, our tour guide will accompanying you to your hotel.
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