Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee while observing SOCIAL DISTANCING!
The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, Cairo

The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, Cairo

The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus also called the Abu Serga is the oldest Coptic place of worship in Cairo. It is dedicated to two soldier saints from Syria. They were martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Maximilian.

The location of The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus is where the Holy family is said to have rested while fleeing from the oppressive rule of King Herod to Egypt. It is said that they lived here while Joseph worked in the nearby fortress. The church dates back to the fifth century and the present building dates back to the 8th century. On the first of June a special mass is held annually to commemorate the arrival of the Holy Family.

The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus or Abu Serga is in the shape of a basilica. There is a narthex, a nave and two aisles. The central sanctuary has a 13th century wooden screen with ebony panels inlaid with ivory. The frieze and icons in the church date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. It has a 10 meter deep crypt that is often flooded when the levels of the River Nile rise. The church has an active congregation and is the second most important Coptic Church in the city next to the Hanging Church.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Cairo, Egypt within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus on Map

Sight Name: The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus
Sight Location: Cairo, Egypt
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Cairo, Egypt

Create Your Own Walk in Cairo

Create Your Own Walk in Cairo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cairo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Walking Tour Along Nile River

Walking Tour Along Nile River

For over five thousand years the Nile has been the lifeblood of Egypt and there's simply no better way to appreciate the wealth of Egyptian history, culture and architecture than on a Nile River cruise. Don’t miss the next list of the most popular attractions along the Nile.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Islamic Structures Walk in Cairo

Islamic Structures Walk in Cairo

The beautiful historical mosques of Cairo will impress any visitor. There is a significant variety of them here, dating from the earliest periods of Islam up to modern times. This walking tour will guide you through to the most remarkable Islamic structures in Cairo.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Old Cairo Walking Tour

Old Cairo Walking Tour

Old Cairo is called so because it is the ancient part of Cairo, and predates what is now called Cairo. Some Egyptologists think that there was a settlement here as far back as the 6th century BC. The Romans constructed a tower here named Babylon. Later, it became a Christian stronghold, with as many as 20 churches erected within a surface of one square mile. Take this walking tour to find out more...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Cairo Museums Walking Tour Part II

Cairo Museums Walking Tour Part II

Cairo the city of a thousand minarets, known as Al Qahira, is one of the world's biggest urban conglomerates. Cairo is home not only to over 14 million people, but also to the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, and graves, mosques, churches and markets. In Cairo one can find an impressive number of museums each of them unique in its way, having a rich history and interesting items to...  view more

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.3 Km or 5.8 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Cairo without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Cairo, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Cairo's Most Interesting Landmarks Tour

Cairo's Most Interesting Landmarks Tour

Cairo, Egypt, the Triumphant City, is one of the world's most sprawling urban areas and has many tourist attractions. Cairo has been for a long time a political and cultural center. Even before Cairo was founded, in the tenth century, the land integrating the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose vestiges remain noticeable in parts of Old Cairo. Check out the most popular...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


17 Uniquely Egyptian Things to Buy in Cairo

17 Uniquely Egyptian Things to Buy in Cairo

A jewel, a rose... what else is there distinctly Cairo to bring home as a gift? Feeling lost for ideas? - Look in here to generate some and expand your souvenir-shopping...