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I wish we had been able to go through the monastery but either our timing was off (our tour group) or the person who decided such things was having a bad day. The walls and garden and greenery of this place was amazing. And the...More
Anyone visiting the Sinai should take time out to visit this Monastery. The most important room not to miss is the Treasury room, which requires an extra entrance fee, however provides some of the most incredible religious icons anywhere in the world.
The Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai. The Burning Bush in the Monastery is the site at which Moses received his first instruction from God to lead the Israelite out of Egypt and into Canaan. According to the narrative, the bush was...More
St. Catherine’s Monastery was built between 548 and 565 and is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world ; the monastery is located at he foot of Mount Sinai .
It was built at the site where Moses is believed to have...More
There is not a lot to see at the Monastery, but it is interesting to see many different building styles as the monastery has been added to over the years.
This is the site of the burning bush, Moses well, and a Greek orthodox church....More
Response from LilithSarafyan | Reviewed this property |
I guess it won’t be possible cause the monastery will be closed at the the time of sunset. Usually the tours include sunrises which is absolutely beautiful. They depart from hotels in Sharm el Sheikh approx at 8-9pm and... More
I guess it won’t be possible cause the monastery will be closed at the the time of sunset. Usually the tours include sunrises which is absolutely beautiful. They depart from hotels in Sharm el Sheikh approx at 8-9pm and arrive at 1am. The parking is 10-15 minutes far away from the monastery and all the local people are up because the time is popular among visitors. You climb the mountain whole night with the group and reach the peak at 5am, watch the sunrise and start to go down after 6am. You will reach the monastery at 8am and later will get back to Hotel.
Have warm clothes with you, it’s very cold on top of the mountain, try to avoid Bedouins who try to sell their souvenirs desperately and also a ride to the mountain on their camels (of course if you don’t want to).
Have a nice and safe trip. It’s unforgettable. :))
Response from dewdrop61 | Reviewed this property |
We had private tour to St.Catherine monastery for all day including diner. Wasn't any problems to ask in hotel ,and they call to local tour company to arrange car and guide. Also is nice go to bigger group as well and meet... More
We had private tour to St.Catherine monastery for all day including diner. Wasn't any problems to ask in hotel ,and they call to local tour company to arrange car and guide. Also is nice go to bigger group as well and meet new friends ,and will be less price for bus