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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.
At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed with the monastery tour, which was part of my package to Mount Sinai. Many of the areas were closed to the public, but my tour guide was able to get me in a couple of places if I gave some "baksheesh" (tip...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For believers it's a place to visite. It takes only a couple of hours to do so. 34 years ago it was my first time there. What a change, you don't visit the same areas!

Thank patli2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Far Away Monastery; it tooks around 4 hours driving between sands mountains to reach it from Sharm el Sheikh but if you are interested in history you will love it: You will see Moses burning bush, Moses water Well & Napoleon gift " The pump",...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Really beautiful and peaceful place. Lovely place for a curious traveller interested in history: The burning bush, the history of the monastery, the stories of St. Catherine. Yes, don't miss the museum - it is a treasure! Unfortunately, they do not allow you inside the...More

2  Thank SriniShenoy
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Best view comes after the hard climb just be fit and visit at saint Catherine to enjoy an unforgettable, breathtaking sunrise in this sacred place. Go where you feel a live

1  Thank gracewaytravel
Reviewed 20 August 2018

An unforgettable trip from the monastery to the top of the Mount Sinai. It is a must visit if you are on Sinai peninsula. Seems like you are going back into the past where there is nothing from modern world, neither on the way to...More

1  Thank LilithSarafyan
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Living history, religion and a true oasis in the desert. The only slight downside was when the Ukrainian group I was with was blessed by one of the monks in the church, I admitted to being a Protestant and was asked to step aside. A...More

1  Thank James s
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

One of the most amazing places through the impressive view with ancient and the mountains. I really loved the visit and I highly recommed to visit it.

1  Thank Elsayed E
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The Monastery was great. To vist the library, you pass an... interview with the librarian who questions you on your belief and on your knowledge of the Books. The entrance fee (seen as a donation) depends on the way you answer the questions! For me,...More

Thank Horea P
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The monastery is very impressive with a chuch filled with frescoes and incense jars. You can see the maybe authentic burning bush and Moses’ well, where he is said to have met his wife. You also hear the myth of Saint Catherine

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11 October 2018|
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
11 October 2018|
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Response from jkimseng | Reviewed this property |
If you want to go up to Mt. Sinai, there is a hotel very close there, think the hotel's name was Morgenland. You can go to the monastery the next day and you no longer need to stay overnight there. You can go to your next... More
3 September 2018|
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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