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