Deir Anba Bishoi, Alexandria

#12 of 17 in Historic Sites in Alexandria
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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  • A part of a group of monasteries in Wadi Natrun, in the desert west to Delta, this monastery has a history originating in 4th century already. It is dedicated to St Bishuy, who is perhaps unknown in.....  more »
  • This is one of my favorite monasteries to visit. I love the history of it and the icons are ancient. The body of Bishoy himself is there along with the last Coptic Pope Shenuda. Also make sure you...  more »
  • Very much enjoyed visiting this interesting place. I am not religious but could see the important history here and loved the setting and architecture. We where shown around by a monk in one place but none were available in the other. I strongly recommend trying to wait for a monk as he gave us some great insight and had great passion for the place. Entry is free but a donation is welcome and it seems that the money really is used to help others rathe4 than shiny things for the church.
  • Make sure you see the refrectory. The dinning hall... Amazing!
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