Deir Anba Bishoi, Alexandria

Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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  • A part of a group of monasteries in Wadi Natrun, in the desert west to Delta, this monastery has a history originating in 4th century already. It is dedicated to St Bishuy, who is perhaps unknown in.....  more »
  • This is one of my favorite monasteries to visit. I love the history of it and the icons are ancient. The body of Bishoy himself is there along with the last Coptic Pope Shenuda. Also make sure you...  more »
  • Built in 4th cent, it has several churches that have been upgraded several times and renovations are still ongoing. New murals were uncovered recently. It's like a fortress, with a drawbridge and a.....  more »
  • Very much enjoyed visiting this interesting place. I am not religious but could see the important history here and loved the setting and architecture. We where shown around by a monk in one place but none were available in the other. I strongly recommend trying to wait for a monk as he gave us some great insight and had great passion for the place. Entry is free but a donation is welcome and it seems that the money really is used to help others rathe4 than shiny things for the church.
  • Make sure you see the refrectory. The dinning hall... Amazing!
  • A good example of renovated old coptic monasteries. Being a rest house for the Coptic Orthodox Pope, it’s almost always crowded by visitors. The burial place if Pope Shenoda III lies inside.
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  • The Monastery of Saint Pishoy in Wadi El Natrun, Beheira Governorate, Egypt, is the most famous monastery of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria named after Pishoy. It is the easternmost of the four current monasteries of Wadi el Natrun.

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