St. Catherine's Monastery, Saint Catherine

World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • A historic church that has many historic relics inside. A must see as you visit the Mount Sinai. Entry is free.  more »
  • We really didn't see a lot of this place because of the timing and crowds. However, we did see The Burning Bush that is still there. The surrounds were massive and beautiful, in my opinion...  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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