Al Mo’llaqa Church

The Hanging Church, also known as Al-Mo’llaqa Church is one of the oldest and most significant churches in Cairo, Egypt. Officially named the Church of the Virgin Mary, it is commonly referred to as the Hanging Church due to its location above the gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress, suspended over the passage.

Dating back to the 3rd century AD, the Hanging Church represents an important Coptic Christian site. Its interior features beautiful Coptic art and architectural elements, including wooden screens, colorful icons, and marble columns. The church has undergone various renovations and expansions throughout its long history.

Visitors to the Hanging Church can experience a blend of historical and religious significance, exploring the unique architecture and witnessing the cultural heritage of Coptic Christianity in Egypt. It stands as a symbol of the enduring presence of Christianity in the region and is a testament to the rich history of Egypt.

Hanging Church
Cairo’s Church of the Saint Virgin Mary was built on the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress. Because of its location over the ruins of the fortress, it is known as Al Mo’llaqah Chruch or the “Hanging Chruch.” Because of the staircase that leads to the church’s gate, western visitors referred to it as the...
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