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This is the 6th century formidable fortification and still working Christian monastery. It has the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts.
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At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

A new road to the top is being laid. You can see the site of the burning bush and Moses well. Make sure to buy a few pieces of rock containing marks of the bush.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

Lot of history at the St. Catherine's Monastery located at the foot of Mount Horeb and the starting point to climb Mount Sinai.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

St. Catherine's Monastery is not easy to get to, but it rewards the travellers' efforts. It is eerie and mysterious, whether or not you are a believer in the Biblical tales that surround it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ira M
Reviewed May 8, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

You cannot take any pictures in the monastery. You can also see the burning bush from there. Lots of locals selling stones from the burning bush. Don't know if they are genuine.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lorraine V
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

The monastery is beautiful but cannot take any photos. If you are just going to the monastery, I would not travel the 3 hours just for this.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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
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Response from Horea P | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that you could stay at the monastery.
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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
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