Explore the significance of religion and spirituality on the cultural landscape of Egypt
Take a journey back through time to explore the rich spiritual history displayed through Jewish, Christian, and Islamic antiquities in Egypt, a land that has always been known for its diversity and peaceful coexistence between religions. As one of the only countries mentioned by its original name in the Holy scriptures, it’s not surprising that Egypt bears special reverence as a place of pilgrimage and religious tourism. You can explore countless sites and monuments of sacred heritage and significance where all three monotheistic religions have coexisted side by side over the centuries. By visiting Egypt, you can explore St Catherine and climb the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments, spend the day in one of the world’s oldest continuously functioning Christian orthodox monasteries, and tour ancient mosques, including the Amr Ibn al-As Mosque where the companions of Prophet Muhammed once prayed.
The roots of Jewish heritage date back to later stages of ancient Egyptian history, and they have been interwoven with the cultural fabric of Cairo and Alexandria.
Egypt has long ties with the Christian faith, dating back to the Holy Family’s journey to escape persecution
The Tree of the Virgin Mary, an ancient fig tree located in the suburb of Al-Matariyya, Cairo, where the Holy Family rested. Pilgrims come to touch the tree and pray for healing.
The Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin is celebrated at the Church of the Holy Virgin at Gabal al-Teir in Minya on the 22nd of August each year.
Al-Suyufiyya Street, which is still home to a fascinating group of Islamic monuments, such as palaces, mosques, and shrines dating back to the Mamluk, Ottoman, and Muhammad Ali dynasties
The Maqad of al-Amir Mamay al-Sayfi in Al-Muizz area, the only remaining remnant of a palace from the Mamluk dynasty.
Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad Mosque from the Mamluk dynasty with its ornately decorated walls inscribed with Quranic verses, beautiful geometric shapes, and a magnificent pulpit crafted from wood and inlaid with ivory and mother of pearl.