Religious Sites

Perhaps you’d like to explore some of the places to go in Egypt that are of religious significance. They hold great importance in the culture of this rich historical land. Some of the churches here go as far back as the 4th century! Make room in your day plans for visits to St. Catherine’s Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Hanging Church in Cairo with its intriguing mix of Coptic and Arabic writings. In the Easter Desert region, you can also visit the Church of St. Paul which is said to be built around the cave where he once lived.

You’ll see plenty of mosques in every city of the country, but some of the older ones are also Egypt tourist places of great popularity. Ones you should make a trip to. They include the Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo built in 970 AD, regarded the highest theological authority in Egypt even today. The 14th century Madrassa of Sultan Hassan in the capital, built in Mamluk architectural style, is a sight to behold. While the Mosque of Qaitbey displays some of the most graceful and intricate floral patterns.

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