Old Cairo

Old Cairo is the oldest part of Cairo. It is truly a multi-faith area where Jewish, Coptic and Islamic monuments all stand next to one other. The area dates back to 640 A.D. with churches and cathedrals having been built in the 7th century. Some of the most interesting sites to visit are the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum, Mohammad Aliís Mosque, the Ben Ezra synagogue, and the Abu Serga Church, in which the Holy Family spent much of their time when they were in Egypt.