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The Coptic Museum

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Ben Ezra Synagogue

Both are rated very highly by experts. Overall, The Coptic Museum scores significantly higher than Ben Ezra Synagogue. The Coptic Museum comes in at #1 in Cairo with accolades from 5 sources such as Lonely Planet, Fodor's and concierge.com.

Both are rated very highly by experts. Overall, The Coptic Museum scores significantly higher than Ben Ezra Synagogue. The Coptic Museum comes in at #1 in Cairo with accolades from 5 sources such as Lonely Planet, Fodor's and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
96
#1 in Cairo
location

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, this museum provides a link between ancient and Islamic Egypt. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Coptic Museum, which opened originally back in 1910, has just emerged from an extensive refurbishment... and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the history of Egypt. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    Contains such artifacts as funeral stelae carved with Coptic inscriptions, manuscripts... and examples of ivory, wood, pottery, and glass. A bridge between the art of ancient Egypt and the Islamic era.

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    At the inauguration of the museum in 2006, President Mubarak stressed the importance of Coptic artistic heritage for Egypt, an opinion borne out by the stunning collections here. Full Review →

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79
#22 in Cairo

Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    According to the local Jewish community, now numbering about 50 families, this was the site of the temple built by the prophet Jeremiah. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The oldest synagogue in Egypt... Ben Ezra is in great condition today and definitely warrants a visit. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The adjacent spring is supposed to mark the place where the pharaoh’s daughter found Moses in the reeds, and also where Mary drew water to wash Jesus. Full Review →

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