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Description: These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that...
These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
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Fourth century Monestary

If you want to go back in history to the fourth century, then go and visit that monenstary. There you will see Anba Bishoi's cell, where he used to pray all night long to be in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you want to go back in history to the fourth century, then go and visit that monenstary. There you will see Anba Bishoi's cell, where he used to pray all night long to be in the presence of the Lord.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a real treasure of Coptic Egypt, which includes the tomb of Pope Shenouda. The monks were so friendly, especially Fr. Ezra.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

amazing monastery >>Christianity lifestyle ,pray , hospitality, historical church , historical icon , we really spent nice time in San Bishoi monastery

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Beirut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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