The Church of the Blessed Virgin is located in Maadi, in the Maadi suburb of Cairo, about 13 km south of Ramses Square in Cairo, and directly on the eastern side of the Nile, taking an excellent tourist and archaeological site, which makes it one of the important tourist attractions, especially because of the passage of the Holy Family by it. In fact, the stone staircase on which the Holy Family descended to the bank of the Nile still exists, and it has a shrine that opens from the churchyard and an iron gate to preserve it. It is distinguished by its three domes, which are considered a model for Coptic churches.
The building of the current church dates back to the eighteenth century and is full of many beautiful icons dating back to the nineteenth century. In the church there are three dedicated altars: the middle one named after the Virgin Mary, the northern one named after the hermits and the desert fathers (Anba Anthony, Anba Paula, and Anba Shenouda), and the southern one named after the martyrs (MarGirgis, MarMina, and the Martyr Demiana).
There are many recent collectibles, including a silver box decorated with the heads of the cherubim and an anthropomorphic figure representing the Virgin carrying the Child Jesus Christ. It is said that Moses the Prophet, who was a small child, was found by the daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt near this place.