MarariyaApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

The suburb of Matariya stands on the site of one of Ancient Egypt's most ancient cities "On" -called by the Greeks "Heliopolis" - where the world's first observatory once towered but of which nothing but the Obelisk now remains. There too, is the Virgin's Tree, which provided the Holy Family with shade and shelter during their sojourn in Egypt.