St Katherine's Monastery

Starts From 75.00$

The monastery and the surrounding area has been declared a Unesco World Heritage site – is named after St Katherine , the legendary martyr as her body was transported by angels away to the slopes of Sinai's highest mountain peak , the peak which lies 6km south of Mt Sinai became well known as Gebel Katarina . Katherine's body was found 300 years later by monks from the monastery in a perfect preservation as the legendary said.

Both the monastery and the mountain are routinely packed with tour buses and people, especially full early in the morning, no one with shorts is permitted to enter the monastery as well women must cover their shoulders.

The Church of the Transfiguration is decorated 6th –century church and has a massive marble columns and walls covered in richly gilded icons and paintings. The alter is one of the monastery's most stunning artistic treasures.

The Burning Bush, this descendant of the original burning bush in the monastery compound , however and due to visitors snipping cuttings of the bush to take home as blessings , the area by the bush is now fenced off . Near by the burning bush we will find the well of Moses, a natural spring that is supposed to give marital happiness to those drinks from it, above the Moses well, we will find the museum of the monastery, which magnificently restored, it is displays all the monastery's artistic treasures in both Arabic and English . The museum holds many of great Byzantine – era icons from its world – famous collection, numerous precious chalices and gold and silver crosses. The museum also contains a priceless collection of ancient manuscripts and illuminated bibles.  The Museum and the monastery are worth to be visited 

                                                                                                                    

 


 

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