Hurghada Coptic church in El Dahar is a place worth seeing. The entrance is free of charge, and the building itself is stunning. Here is all you need to know before visiting the Coptic church.
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Last time when I did my personal city tour in El Dahar, I visited the Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda by accident. This was a good accident. I was planning to go there anyway but hadn’t decided when.
I was wandering around in El Dahar with my camera and suddenly I was standing in the front of Orthodox Coptic Church (officially Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda). I confronted the guards and asked if I can go in, they nodded and I walked inside the through metal detectors.
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Why you should definitely visit this Coptic Church in El Dahar?
For me, a visit to Coptic Cathedral in Hurghada was an impressive experience. I loved the interiors and the building is very impressive from the outside also. The church is filled with light, but also very decorative and stunning. Big windows, high ceilings and light colours. What else can an architecture lover ask for?
I loved the architecture of the building with all the details. Hurghada Coptic Church is stunning.
But once again, it would have probably been a better experience, if I had taken a guided tour. If I had been on a guided tour, I would have got more information about the church.
But on the other hand, when I was alone, I had a chance to enjoy the atmosphere and beauty of the Church. I didn’t have to rush or follow the group. Actually, I don’t know, which is better with the guide or without.
If you decide to go alone without a guide, take a taxi or microbus to El Dahar Square. You see the church on your right side when you stand in the front of the Gad restaurant. If you are interested in architecture, history and churches, go and visit this Church, it’s totally worth it.
I visited the Church on Tuesday afternoon. There were a few tourist groups at the same time, but it wasn’t too crowded. Visiting Coptic Church of Hurghada is free of charge. Enjoy your visit!
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Where is Hurghada Coptic church located?
Orthodox Coptic Church, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt.
Address: El-Lewaa Salman Mazhar, Qesm Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate
Phone: 065 3251996
The Coptic Christians in Egypt
Most of the Egyptians are Muslims, just about 5-20 % per cent of Egyptians are Coptic Christians. A number of the Christians in Egypt is not accurate, some statistics say it’s 5% and some 20% of the population.
Anyways, Christian community in Egypt is the largest and oldest one in the Middle East and North Africa.
Majority of the Christians in Egypt are the members of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (The Egyptian Orthodox Church). The leader of the church is the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. The church has about 20 million followers worldwide.
Religion is a significant thing for most of the Egyptians. People, especially Christians, bring out and emphasize their religion. Maybe because they belong to the minority in an Islam dominant Egypt. Most of the Coptic Christians carry a small Coptic cross tattooed on their wrist or hand between a thumb and forefinger to mark their faith.
Also, when you visit a shop, which is owned by Coptic Christians in Egypt, you notice it immediately. There are usually religious pictures to mark and show their religion. Even the Coptic taxi drivers have the crosses and crucifixes in the car to show their religion.
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