Hurghada Coptic Chuch in El Dahar is a place worth seeing. The entrance is free and the building itself is very beautiful. Here is all you need to know before visiting the church.
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Last time I did my personal city tour in El Dahar, I visited Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda by accident. It was a good accident. I was planning to go there anyway but didn’t have decided when.
I was wandering around El Dahar, taking pictures and videos, and suddenly I was standing in the front of Orthodox Coptic Church (officially Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda). Then I asked the guards if it’s ok to go in, they nodded and I walked in through metal detectors.
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For me visiting the Coptic Cathedral in Hurghada was an impressive experience. I loved the interior (plus exterior). The church was filled with light; it was decorative and beautiful. Big windows, high ceiling height and light colours. What else can you ask for?
I loved the architecture and all the details of the Hurghada Coptic Church.
But once again, it would have probably been a better experience, if I had taken a guided tour. On the other hand, I was alone and 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 bus to El Dahar Square. You see the church on your right side when you stand in the front of Gad restaurant. If you are interested in architecture, history and churches; go and visit the Church, it’s totally worth it.
I visited Church on Tuesday afternoon; there were a few tourist groups at the same time, but it wasn’t too busy. Visiting Coptic Church of Hurghada is free. Enjoy your visit!
Scroll down the page and read about Coptic Christians in Egypt.
Orthodox Coptic Church, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt.
Address: El-Lewaa Salman Mazhar, Qesm Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate
Phone: 065 3251996
Coptic Christians in Egypt
Most of the Egyptians are Muslims, but about 5-20 % per cent of Egyptians are Coptic Christians. A number of the Christians in Egypt depends on a source, 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. Church has about 20 million followers worldwide.
Religion is a very important thing for most of the Egyptians. People, especially Christians bring out and emphasize their religion. Maybe because they belong to the minority in Egypt. Most of the Coptic Christians tattoo a little Coptic cross on their wrist or hand between a thumb and forefinger to mark their faith in a predominantly Islamic county.
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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