St. Catherine's Monastery, Saint Catherine

#4 of 18 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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  • The beautiful monastery was built in mid of the 6th century AD at the orders of the Byzantine emperor Justinian, it is one of the oldest, continuously operating Christian monasteries in the world...  more »
  • This monastery is very old and significant historical place. The burning bush is located at this place. The monastery itself is nice but I would not go there just to visit that (maybe I'm not too...  more »
  • 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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