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Address: 9 Borg el-Arab el-Gadida, | Mariut, Alexandria 21934, Egypt
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Great Blessing

It was a great blessing to visit it after so many years, lots of new building and a new and beautiful church or I may say Cathedral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was a great blessing to visit it after so many years, lots of new building and a new and beautiful church or I may say Cathedral.

Thank Emad_10
Alexandria, Egypt
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very good maintained religious complex with friendly atmosphere. Teaches us a lot of History. Lovely market with good quality food from local manufacturer.

Thank MMV_Alex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is not a cave in the mountains little church. The monastery is an all-out, spectacular site. You have to turn off the main road, but it is worth the while.

Thank Riette d
Padua, Italy
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1,029 reviews
420 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 794 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is such a lovely place and what makes it so beautiful is the Monks who are also the tour guides. They have the patience of Job in explaining everything to the tour groups . They speak very good english and will tell you of all the trials and tribulations they have been through the ages. The visit was great... More 

1 Thank Saskiagrav
Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Half way between cairo and alex, it is a must see. Be sure to buy the olives there as well. Visit the Pope's burial place behind the main church.

2 Thank sherif_barsoum
Cairo, Egypt
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

St. Mina Monastery is located near Alexandria, A very popular day trip to visit and get the blessings of this Deir,with many churches and holy services.Enjoy a day full of peace and tranquility with the monks,

2 Thank Sb B
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank elfazy
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

2 Thank cssnin
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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.

1 Thank Jean Louis G
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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