Monastery of St. Catherine

Sharm el-Sheikh

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Monastery of St. Catherine

Nestled at the foot of Mount Sinai, the monastery was built for Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565 AD. It later took the name of St. Catherine of Alexandria, whose remains are buried there. Today, the monastery houses a priceless collection of art pieces including religious ornaments, beautiful mosaics and a vast collection of illuminated manuscripts.

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  • Address: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Sinai Desert, Sharm el-Sheikh
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