The Church of St. George、Cairo

The Church of St. George is a Greek Orthodox Church in Coptic Cairo. The church dates back to the 10th century (or earlier). The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire.

The way to St. George Church

The way to St. George Church

The entrance of the church

The entrance of the church

The facade of the church

The facade of the church

The Church of St. George

The Church of St. George

The Church of St. George in Coptic Cairo is the principal Greek Orthodox church of Egypt. It is built atop an old Roman tower and adjoins the Monastery of St. George.

St. George and the Dragon

St. George and the Dragon

The Church of St. George was built in the 10th century, but a fire destroyed the original structure. The present church dates only from 1904.

Tower of St. George Church

Tower of St. George Church

Inside the Church of St. George

Inside of the Church of St. George

Inside the Church of St. George

Inside of the Church of St. George

Inside, the dark interior is heavy with incense and pierced by sunbeams that filter through its stained glass windows.

The Monastery of St. George

The Monastery of St. George

 The Monastery of St. George is now the seat of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. The monastery rarely admits tourists.

After the Church of St. George, I went to the Coptic Museum.

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