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Inside the Church of St George

The Church of St George in Cairo is built above an old Roman Tower. Thus, visitors have to climb flight of stairs to reach the round church. Under the impressive dome is, of course, a great place of worship for Coptic Christians in Cairo. It is believed that the Saint was kept and martyred in a prison nearby.

For those who aren’t into Christianity, St George is an equestrian saint who is also a warrior. Perhaps, the most visible icon of this saint is that of him on a horse, spearing a dragon. But, I’m not sure if he slayed the dragon. 😀

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

This is what you see as soon as you enter the Church of St George.
Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

Huge, tall columns coated in red, aims to the murals on its dome.

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

And the dome looks like this.

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

Inside, three colours are mostly evident: red, blue and gold.

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

The church is peaceful, well-kept and grand!

Inside the Church of St, George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St, George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

There’s a caretaker who watches visitors but he looks too bored doing his job. 😉

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

Do you see the third eye above the arched door?

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

When you’re done, go down and drop by at the mini-museum under the church.

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

You’ll find some interesting relics and a cave that looks like this.

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St. George (Coptic Cairo – Egypt).

Should you visit the Coptic Cairo compound, there are other things to do here. Click this link. 

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