St. Catherine's Monastery, Saint Catherine

World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
Pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery, a still-functioning Eastern Orthodox monastery that dates back to the 6th century. Said to be one of the oldest active Christian monasteries in the world, the ancient walled complex lies nestled in the rocky foothills of Mount Sinai. Arrange a tour of the remote site, a popular pilgrimage spot for multiple religions, to discover a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts, icons, and artworks housed in the historic complex. Put St. Catherine's Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Saint Catherine trip website.
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  • This historic religious site is a unique special "Must See" site for any traveler to the Sinai. Visitors should arrive there early enough as it opened its doors for visitors between 9:00-11:30am...  more »
  • We book a tour with GET YOUR GUIDE - GYG83ZF56HRN with local partner Ocean air travel especially for Cristian Easter Holidays. We lost one day to clear all the details but in return we were...  more »
  • I enjoyed my visit with friends, it was very nice, organized, clean and had lovely and entertaining history  more »
  • Do visit gallery. Ancient icons and manuscripts. Possible to stay - they have a guest house
  • Long ride to get there. Museum is small but excellent
  • A beatutiful monestary located in lovely location. I love the trees and the garden, but poverty around the area is sad.
  • Traditional locations of Moses meeting God at the burning bush and on Mt. Sinai. Inside monastery is the supposed exact same bush. Can't see Sinai from there, but trailhead is there.
  • Wonderful place. The whole area is full of history and culture. From the climb to the summit of Mt Sinai to the Monastery.

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