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Address: 9 Borg el-Arab el-Gadida | Mariut, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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St. Mina Monastery

I love the place. Great architecture. St. Mina historical city (4th century) is amazing. You can see the Coptic-byzantine style. The new cathedral is a piece of art.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 6, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The trip to visit the Monastery is a bit long for a small visit time. the place was crowded specially my visit was in a vacation day. the spiritual feel of the place is dimmed by the presence of lots of noisy people and sales kiosks in the middle of the Monastery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I love the place. Great architecture. St. Mina historical city (4th century) is amazing. You can see the Coptic-byzantine style. The new cathedral is a piece of art.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Our tour guide and driver took us for a day trip from Alexandria to the Saint Mina Monestary. It's around an hour drive and consists of the old, antiquated, original village and then the Monastery, Our understanding is that Saint Mina's body was originally buried in the old village and this is the locations the miracles happened that designated him... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

this place have a non-stop prayers from over a 1000 year, you feel that you talk to god directly, this place have many The bodies of saints.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

A Coptic Monastery in the middle of the dessert, very near to the city Alexandria. His holiness pop Kirollos the 116 pop of Alexandria is buried there.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

A delightful place to visit, very calm and peaceful and very well maintained by the Coptic Monks that reside there. The monastery is located at a place in the Western Desert that Saint Mina was buried circa 3rd, 4th century AD. The place used to be desert but with the spread of irrigation from the Nile river, the area is... More 

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Alexandria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Peace and calm place .. very inspirational and worth a visit to see the cathedral and all the churches over there and the be blessed with this amazing HOLY place. you can also do some shopping .. souvenirs and holy stuff as well nevertheless they serve some food as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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