The Hanging Church: a floating monument

$ 10,69 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
The Hanging Church: a floating monument

$ 10,69 per person

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Overview

  • 1h 10min
  • 49 stories
  • 0.1km distance
  • 12 stops

A suspended church, one of the oldest in Cairo, is part of the history of the Coptic church in Egypt and the home of another Mona Lisa. Nestled within Old Cairo, the Hanging Church invites you to discover Coptic art and tradition.

Waltz in the Hanging Church with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic landmarks of Cairo, and of the most significant Coptic churches. Start your tour from the  entrance, listening to the stories concerning the origins of the Hanging Church and the Old Cairo’s foundation, and continue on to discover the impressive Courtyard, before going in to get fascinated by its amazing treasures and mesmerizing interior. 

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Hanging Church with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

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What’s your name?

The term Old Cairo (Old Masr) really lives up to its name in this place. The area precedes the founding of present Cairo, dated to 969 CE. It was here that the ancient Christian and Jewish communities of Egypt used to live. Prior to their settlement and during Pharaonic times, the city was a small fortified settlement called Per-hapi-ion, which was later occupied by the Romans. During the Roman period, the name Babylon was used for the first time. It derived from the Greek vocalisation of the city’s previous name. It was called Babylon throughout the Byzantine period and until the Arab conquest of the city in 940–941 CE. The use of the name is still controversial since there is another hypothesis about its origins. Be patient and we will reveal all in another story!

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4244001, Egypt

Starting point

The Entrance of the church

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at The Entrance of the church (Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4244001, Egypt). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Mat Girgis subway station (Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4244001, Egypt).

Important information

Opening hours

Every day from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Recommended visiting hours

Every day from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Know before you book

  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signals may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that the dress code is strictly enforced at the Hanging Church. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers, while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length
  • The Hanging Church still holds services, so sometimes tourists are not allowed inside.

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Sarah Abdulfattah

 

  • Image Credits:

Central: © Blueshade / Commons Wikimedia

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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