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Deir Mar Mina (St. Mina Monastery)

Address: 9 Borg el-Arab el-Gadida, | Mariut, Alexandria 21934, Egypt
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Ranked #11 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Located 60 km southwest of ALEX. It takes an hour by a car ( rental car with a driver can be arranged with several agencies in ALEX. ) A half day round trip from/to ALEX will cost US$ 50 - 60 for a group up to 4 persons ( about US$ 15 /person ) . Check out the official Saint... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This monastery is not only beautifully built and carries a great spirit that will touch your heart with peace It's easy to understand how the Orthodox monks grow spiritually and give up the world and find God in the serenity of the desert Highly recommend a visit to this holy place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The monastry of Mar Mina is a good place to visit and spend some hours. The structure of the church reflected the orthodox coptic style. Also you can buy some gifts in a very cheap price.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I am not big on visiting churches and monasteries but this place is a must see. When you visit this place, it just calls out to you. The shrines to St Mina and Pope Kyrillos is so touching, you can not help but pray and be glad you had the chance to stand in the same room. The paintings and... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

this place is one of the most religious tourist attraction especially for the Christians. you can visit the shrine of saint Mina and the shrine of pope Kirolos vi. you can buy books and other souvenir for your friends that relating to the site and the story of Saint Mina. Also the monastery is contain Cathedral church. this church is... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

It was the first church I have ever visited in Egypt. It's massive The priest was very warm and welcoming. It's beautifully decorated and has lovely gardens.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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92 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It's a monastery in Mariut that is very huge and spacious, full of gardens and other facilities, you can spend wonderful quiet day there.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is a coptic Christian monastery in the middle of the desert which looks like a prison as it has high walls all round and security on the gate. Inside it was a great place filled with families and young people just relaxing and looking around. Worth a visit, and you should meet the delightful priests there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

In where u can find Pop Kirolos cemetery.... very big and full of people visiting all the time... try to take time for prayer

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

When I'm there it gives me a peacful feeing inside. The Church is beautiful. The Pope Kirolos visit is very spiritual. A discussion with any priest there is very enriching spiritually.

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