Discover Mount Sinai Egypt

At the foot of Mount Sinaï, south of the Sinaï peninsula, the Greek monastery of Saint Catherine (6th century) opens the gates of its sumptuous basilica and library to visitors. It is the world's most complete library, just after the Vatican's, when you take into account the value and number of manuscripts. You can also visit the Byzantine chapel, whose altar was said to have been built on the roots of the Burning Bush.

  • Saint Catherine's Monastery in Egypt, Mount Sinai, Sites, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    Saint Catherine's Monastery in Egypt

    This monastery was built at the foot of Mount Sinai.

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  • Mount Sinai, Sites, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    Mount Sinai

    Sunrise on Sinai from Mount Moses.

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  • A Christian Orthodox monastery in Sinai., Mount Sinai, Sites, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    A Christian Orthodox monastery in Sinai.

    Saint Catherine's Orthodox Monastery is the most visited site in Sinai.

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  • Hiking on Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai, Sites, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    Hiking on Mount Sinai

    The best views of the monastery can be seen as you walk down the steps (Siket Sayidna Musa) down Mount Sinai.

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  • A monastery still inhabited to this day, Mount Sinai, Sites, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    A monastery still inhabited to this day

    Only a small part of the monastery is open to visitors. The Byzantine church is the main part.

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  • A hotel at Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, Sites, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    A hotel at Saint Catherine's Monastery

    There is a small hotel run by the monks just next to the monastery.

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