Tour to the Monastery of Saint Simon from Cairo
1x 73 €
- The Monastery of Saint Simon (known as the Cave Church of Zabbaleen)
- Mokattam Mountains
- Saint Simon the Tanner Hall
- St. Mark’s Church
All about the trip
In the morning we pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and take you to visit the Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church of Zabbaleen.
It is located in the Mokattam Mountains. It is just a short drive through the "Garbage City". It is called like this because of a large population of garbage collectors (Zabbaleen) that live there. There are several churches in this location that have been built in the caves found in Mokattam.
First, we visit Saint Simon the Tanner Hall and St. Mark’s Church. This colossal cave was discovered in the year 1974. It was filled by hundreds of tons of stones up to the ceiling of the cave (which is 17 meters high from the ground). The upper floor is the St. Simon the Tanner Hall, with a seating capacity of 2000 people for religious meetings. The walls are decorated with many beautiful pictures engraved in the rocks representing scenarios from the Bible. The lower floor is St. Mark’s Church which was named after St. Mark, the first preacher in Egyptian heritage. We will then visit the Cathedral of Virgin Mary and St. Simon the Tanner. The church was constructed around in the form of a quarter circle to accommodate a few thousands of people, and it is the biggest church in the monastery.
At the end of the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Cairo
- Pick-up services from your hotel and return
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees
- All service charges and taxes
What is not included in the price
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Beverages and meals
This activity is organised by Ramasside tours, Hilton Green Plaza 104, Cairo, 11511, Egypt, +201 005 759 364, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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