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St. Catherine's Monastery

At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
+20 69 3470353
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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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At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
+20 69 3470353
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it was a little interesting... But after climbing Mt. Sinai over night it would have been nice to head back! The problem was we could either get the bus back straight away and skip it, or go inside which took 10 minutes (no...More

Thank Cam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The peace of this location is overwhelming. To walk up the path towards Mount Sinai is a unique spiritual experience, no matter which religion you profess, or even if you are a non-believer, you cannot escape the unique energy of the location. One must not...More

Thank Koan T
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Syrian Catherine who entered Africa as a Christian had to suffer a lot and was a victim of Conversion.Being proclaimed as Saint the Monastery was built. It is a main pilgrim center attracting everybody having calm, and quiet environment.We got lot of spiritual energy and...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Town of Saint Catherine was built upon this ancient byzantine and greek orthodox monastery, which was Identified as the Site of the Burning Bush by Empress Helena, mother of Constantine in 330 AD and where initially a chapel was built by her and it...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

this is the site where it believed mosses found the burning bush where in later centuries the saint Catherine was guided to

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Peaceful and religious please with a beautiful little museum in the middle of the desert must visit!!

Thank zoi-dimitris
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Arrival near the Monastery of St. Catherine has already hinted at all the cruelty of the environment with the mountains and the desert. The very history of the place is mesmerizing and awakens in us a lot of respect. Only by coming to this place...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Seeing the Monastery and Mount Sinai was amazing. There are lot of people there but things seemed to have been well run considering the small space. Don't be taken in by "museums" that really just pedal "icons." The trip getting there is long if you...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We visited St. Catherine's Monastery right after our sunrise climb of Moses Mountain. This is one of the oldest monasteries in the world and known for the location of the Burning Bush as well as where the oldest manuscript of the bible was discovered. Just...More

Thank jezreluy
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The place was lovely to visit- with the unexpected green garden on approach, the stunning setting between two mountains, and the old buildings inside the walls. We nearly missed the museum, up wooden steps, which would have been a major setback. The museum is fantastic,...More

Thank Geoff W
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Jason T | Reviewed this property |
I was in a small bus and was driven up and back in about 14 hours. We spent about 4 hours at St. Catherine's. The terrorists activities are mainly in the north near Taba. I was based out of Sharm. We had a guy with us who... More
Debbie M
2 April 2016|
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Response from Deborah D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open and very safe. Climbing Mt Sinai is the biggest thing to do there. It doesn't take long to see what you are allowed to see in the monastery. You cannot see much of what is inside the monastery, so it... More
Jim C
17 January 2016|
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Response from J J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We stayed at Morgan land hotel near Monastery, and was with a tour group. So the tour van dropped us at the Monastery area. I recommend to be with a group and a licensed tour guide to avoid security issues if any.