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St. Catherine's Monastery

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Address: at the foot of Mount Horeb (mount Moses), Saint Catherine, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 69 3470353
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This is the 6th century formidable fortification and still working...

This is the 6th century formidable fortification and still working Christian monastery. It has the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts.

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St Catherine's Monastery Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh
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Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery
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Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise

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Enjoy this walk but make sure to get this trip in winter take a light clothes and a heavy jacket fresh water comfortable shoes light bags start it at the lately... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoy this walk but make sure to get this trip in winter take a light clothes and a heavy jacket fresh water comfortable shoes light bags start it at the lately night take it overnight and enjoy the sun rise from the highest point indeed

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was amazed to see what is claimed to be the site of the burning bush. The rocks there are peculiar in design making the place worth the visit.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Number of years ago id been to an exhibition about the monastery and it's icons, and so it entered my consciousness and my bucket list. It's an interesting mix of sacred and sacred kitsch. The icons are magnificent and if the timing is right, the light streaming in makes the room filled with spirit, even if you aren't a believer.... More 

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Pasay, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and family visited this place October 2016 and love every minute we spent there. Though we drove for more than ten hours because the direct road to St. Catherine is closed at the time of our visit, we did not mind at all. Being Christians Catholic, St. Catherine is really our main itinerary in Egypt. This is the... More 

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Sengata, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

When I descended from Mount Sinai, it was early in the morning around 7 am. The gate to enter Saint Catherine monastery has not opened. Together with the other eleven person in our group, we explored the gardens in the monastery complex. A sense of peace was directly felt, as we sat down underneath the olive trees. In the middle... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

i visited the place after climbing Moses mountain , it is hard to believe how they devoted themselves to be that isolated but the place is so peaceful and calm was so colorful and well decorated inside .

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

an amazing place to go exactly in winter its so wonderful the mountain and the temp ... you should take a light luggage and good camera

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Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

For many years, since the Getty Art museum hosted an exhibition of the Icons from this oldest Christian Monastery, it has been a dream to visit. Now, I have checked that one off. If you do the traditional visit, you depart Sharm El Sheik at night, driving 3 hours to the base of Mt Sinai, and then trek up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the monastery after our descent from Mt Sinai. Got to see the 4th century Byzantine church and 6th Century monastery. Also got to see the Burning Bush

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The trip was so good. The bus picked us up at 6 in the morning the roadtrip took like 2 hours from out hotel to the monastery. The monastery is very calm and have restricted rules. Visits to the old church is open only for 1 hour a day. The church is full of ancient icons. Just be ware of... More 

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