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so beautiful

I think " so beautiful" would be the first words everyone who visits this monastery would say, as... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Alexandria, Egypt
Red Monastery

A fabulous place and a must see on anyone’s itinerary. So interesting with wall and roof paintings... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Sheila F
Cairo, Egypt
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Sohag, Egypt
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a short trip from Sohag but if you are AMerican the police will accompany you along the way to almost every where in Egypt. Ask to see the Priest who has the keys to open the chapel with the amazing images.

Thank TeacherLaDoucer
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I think " so beautiful" would be the first words everyone who visits this monastery would say, as you would be surrounded with vivid colours from everywhere, rich history and a clear feeling of spirituality, this monastery should be added to everyone's itinerary when visiting...More

Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A fabulous place and a must see on anyone’s itinerary. So interesting with wall and roof paintings. Do go!

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Since the wonderful restoration/cleaning, the paintings in the Red Monastery rank first in Coptic Art. They are stupefying in technicolor. We took a cab from Luxor (2.5 hrs.) and also stopped to see the nearby White Monastery and Temple of Seti at Abydos. It was...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area for visiting ancient coptic churches and monasteries, it's a must to visit this holy place . The 4th century built church is beautiful . And the modern day monks and their humble friendly behaviour is charming. You also see...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

not well known to many visitors to sohag but yes it worth a visit, an old monastery that has got an old church with magnificent vivid colours in a basilika style, don't forget to ask the monks there about the history of the place as...More

1  Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Even if it hasn't been restored lately, its beauty is unique. Anyone can appreciate how historical this place is. Unluckily not many visitors go to Sohag to go to Red or White Monastery.

Thank Mivida_entravel
Reviewed 26 November 2016

St. Shenouda Arch manidritis has started the monastic life in Sohag/Akhmim area and the White Monastery is not to be missed specially for the Holy Messe as early as 5:30 AM which we did before taking our flight to Cairo at 9:30AM

Thank Ashraf S
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit if you are visiting Sohag. It has been closed for 13 years as they were restoring it. Now, it is gorgeous. One of the most beautiful serene places I've ever been to. It contains some of the oldest coptic work...More

1  Thank nadineernest
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Red Monastery is a fifth century Coptic Monastery that has recently been beautifully restored with funding from the U.S. government. The highlight is the sanctuary, which is painted in an awe-inspiring collage of colors and shapes restored to their original glory and now professionally...More

3  Thank murphyaroundtheworld
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