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Deir Anba Bishoi

Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #18 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
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Beirut
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216 reviews 216 reviews
87 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The architecture of the monastery makes wonder how it was built out of desert sands. Inside, you can feel the holiness of the place by just looking at the paintings.

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Egypt
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Very spiritual... in the Deir Anba Bishoi... u will find Pop Shenouda the third cemetery... very quiet and holy

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A beautiful monastery surrounded by other beautiful monasteries. This place was lovely to walk through, but the man who showed us around was not overly friendly.

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Cairo, Egypt
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Went there by car, and it is a spiritual place you can have some internal peace during your visit and beyond. It is old monastery since 4th century and you will be amazed about icons, old saints tombs, and everything. Recommended

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Deir Anba Bishoi in Wadi Natrun, not far from Cairo (half way between Cairo and Alexandria), is an image of serenity. It includes a church which holds the body of the Saint Bishoi, founder of the monastery, as well as several other saints; his body is still intact in a "tube-like" coffin, which is taken on procession around the church... More 

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