St. Catherine's Monastery, Saint Catherine

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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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  • If I’m being honest, I have to say that St.Catherine’s Monastery is a WONDERFUL place. I recently just got back from a trip there about a week ago and it was absolutely amazing. The view is gorgeous.....  more
    If I’m being honest, I have to say that St.Catherine’s Monastery is a WONDERFUL place. I recently just got back from a trip there about a week ago and it was absolutely amazing. The view is gorgeous.....  more »
  • The Monastery is a real gem as far as attractions are concerned. You have to visit the Monastery while being in St. Catharine. However, please, be careful ... Outside there are some local people... 
    The Monastery is a real gem as far as attractions are concerned. You have to visit the Monastery while being in St. Catharine. However, please, be careful ... Outside there are some local people...  more »
  • When I went to Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mt. Sinai (Mt. Moses where Moses received the Ten Commandants from God) it was mid-1980s it was difficult to get transportation to both sites year... 
    When I went to Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mt. Sinai (Mt. Moses where Moses received the Ten Commandants from God) it was mid-1980s it was difficult to get transportation to both sites year...  more »
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  • It's one of the important Christian religious sites in South Sinai and Egypt. It's a very good experience to be there and see the 3 religions side by side in the same place, Jewish, Christianity and Islam. It's a very important trip if you go with a tour guide to let you know the historical importance of the place and how it contributes to the Egyptian religion history
  • It is a long drive from Sharm Al-Sheik, so if you aren't into long drives you can skip it. I did it on a tour and it was interesting but not as interesting as other Egyptian monasteries. It was pretty, but I was disappointed that I couldn't see the whole monastery or any monks. You can also check out the monastery on your way to hike Mount Sinai. The highlights were seeing Moses Well and where he saw the Burning Bush. As a Christian it was really interesting. If you are really religious you will love the chapel, I didn't take any pics there because I feel it is disrespectful.
  • One of the most peaceful places that I have ever been to. Great weather. Friendly people. Great views. Lovely gardens. Unforgettable experience.
  • If you just want to imagine something it won't be like that place, 3 religions (Jewish, Christian, and Islam) at the same place nothing like that ever exist except there... I went to that place from almost 10 years ago, but the trail itself was so hard, now everything so easy and you can reach to the top of you are walking with a group in 3 hours, and if you are like hiking you it's so easy you can do it 1.5 hours. The thing I don't like there in the monastery the time to open it's so far, you have to wait after hiking till 9 AM and also no good WC even it's not available till we asked that much from the people there, I hope they can understand that...
  • The monastery is one of the oldest dating back 1500+ years. This Monastery housing Tree associated with Moses, Moses well and a church dedicated to st Catherine.

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