St. Catherine's Monastery, Saint Catherine

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#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Red Sea and Sinai
Pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery, a still-functioning Eastern Orthodox monastery that dates back to the 6th century. Said to be one of the oldest active Christian monasteries in the world, the ancient walled complex lies nestled in the rocky foothills of Mount Sinai. Arrange a tour of the remote site, a popular pilgrimage spot for multiple religions, to discover a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts, icons, and artworks housed in the historic complex. Put St. Catherine's Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Saint Catherine trip website .
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  • 4 century BC. One of the first hristianskihz monasteries. Monastery library manuscripts second only to the Vatican Library. Neopalimmaja Bush. Heard from the Prophet Moses voice of the Lord, his uvedomivshij on the transfer of the ten commandments. Aura of tremendous
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  • It was amazing to see the locals with basic requirements going about in their daily life in midst of the Sinai mountains. We were not allowed in the monks quarters but there was a small but beautiful ...  more »
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  • Do visit gallery. Ancient icons and manuscripts. Possible to stay - they have a guest house
  • Long ride to get there. Museum is small but excellent
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