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Deir Mar Mina (St. Mina Monastery)

9 Borg el-Arab el-Gadida | Mariut, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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a Christians Monastery

The trip to visit the Monastery is a bit long for a small visit time. the place was crowded... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Jan A
St. Mina Monastery

I love the place. Great architecture. St. Mina historical city (4th century) is amazing. You can... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Mina A
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9 Borg el-Arab el-Gadida | Mariut, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The trip to visit the Monastery is a bit long for a small visit time. the place was crowded specially my visit was in a vacation day. the spiritual feel of the place is dimmed by the presence of lots of noisy people and sales...More

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I love the place. Great architecture. St. Mina historical city (4th century) is amazing. You can see the Coptic-byzantine style. The new cathedral is a piece of art.

Thank Mina A
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Our tour guide and driver took us for a day trip from Alexandria to the Saint Mina Monestary. It's around an hour drive and consists of the old, antiquated, original village and then the Monastery, Our understanding is that Saint Mina's body was originally buried...More

Thank Kenneth7228
Reviewed 5 April 2016

this place have a non-stop prayers from over a 1000 year, you feel that you talk to god directly, this place have many The bodies of saints.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A Coptic Monastery in the middle of the dessert, very near to the city Alexandria. His holiness pop Kirollos the 116 pop of Alexandria is buried there.

Thank Minanet2
Reviewed 4 January 2016

A delightful place to visit, very calm and peaceful and very well maintained by the Coptic Monks that reside there. The monastery is located at a place in the Western Desert that Saint Mina was buried circa 3rd, 4th century AD. The place used to...More

2  Thank pjshannon7
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Peace and calm place .. very inspirational and worth a visit to see the cathedral and all the churches over there and the be blessed with this amazing HOLY place. you can also do some shopping .. souvenirs and holy stuff as well nevertheless they...More

1  Thank Michaelrizk
Reviewed 10 August 2015

It was a great blessing to visit it after so many years, lots of new building and a new and beautiful church or I may say Cathedral.

1  Thank Emad_10
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Very good maintained religious complex with friendly atmosphere. Teaches us a lot of History. Lovely market with good quality food from local manufacturer.

Thank MMV_Alex
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is not a cave in the mountains little church. The monastery is an all-out, spectacular site. You have to turn off the main road, but it is worth the while.

Thank Riette d
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What are the entrance requirements to enter the St. Mina Monastery? (age, education, skill, ect.?)
26 January 2016|
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Response from Emad_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you mean just to enter to visit, there is no requirements, Just Proper cloths. But if you mean to a monk, in normal situations, you have to finish your education (whatever it is), and you will meet with the head of... More