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Simon the Tanner Monastery

Located near the main garbage dumb of Cairo, Saint Simon (Known also as “Saint Samaan”) monastery is commemorating “Simon the Shoemaker” who lived in the 10th century CE, during a period of a devastating plague.

According to local tradition, Saint Simon made the Mokattam mountain move. 

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Points of Interest in the Area

 

  City of Dead / Cairo cemetery
  Al-Azahar Park
 

Saladin’s Citadel

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A 360 Degrees image at Simon the Tanner Monastery