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"St Catherine's Monastery" Top 5 Page for this destination Nuweiba` Things to Do Tip by leffe3

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Sited in the shadow of Mount Sinai and on the spot of the Burning Bush, St Catherine's is apparently the oldest working monastery (built between 527 and 565) in the world.

Completely walled, it belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church. Only part of the monastery is open to the public (it has the largest collection of religious manuscripts after the Vatican), but, along with the landscape, the possibility of climbing Mount Sinai (a gentle track or 3000 rock-hewn steps - leave those for the descent!) and even a camel ride from the car park along the track from the road to the monastery itself (10 minutes) make this one of the highlights to any visit to Sinai.

Address: Central Sinai
Directions: Approx 1 hour inland from Nuweiba

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2008
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