St. Catherine's Monastery, Saint Catherine

#3 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 Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai. The Burning Bush in the Monastery is the site at which Moses received his first instruction from God to lead the Israelite out of Egypt and into Ca...  more »
  • I've been here many times, and we're getting less. In the past you could be near the "Burning Bush". But yes, the tourists were going to hang out and cut cuttings.... So there was a wooden gate at some distance. In the little church you could see everything, there was room, you were allowed to come everywhere. And now...: Lots of tourists, everywhere ribbons for secession. No, you can see almost nothing. But perhaps it is also the fault of the tourists themselves. What a pity...!
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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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