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St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios)

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Address: Red Sea Mountains, Egypt

Founded in 356 AD, this is one of the oldest Egyptian monasteries that is a...

Founded in 356 AD, this is one of the oldest Egyptian monasteries that is a self-contained village with gardens, a mill, a bakery, five churches and a library containing more than 1,700 handwritten manuscripts.

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Exp of a lifetime

We climbed to St. Anthony's cave and toured the monastery. The rest is hard to describe. Go. I'll be back if I get the chance.

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Stephanie W
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We climbed to St. Anthony's cave and toured the monastery. The rest is hard to describe. Go. I'll be back if I get the chance.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today ,while in hurghada, and thought this place was nice ,peaceful and relaxing, well worth a look if you ever get the chance.

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

In the middle of the desert, not far from the beauty of the Red Sea, is this place built for peace and quiet, but is buzzing with pilgrims. It was amazing to think about the men who spend their entire adult lives there.

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Reviewed 29 December 2014

We took a private car from Hurghada at dawn and drove through the desert to reach this fabulous Monastery. I have always loved St Anthony so this was a special trip. Having reached the monastery 4 hours later at around 9 am the true sense of peace and light shone from the mountains. There are around 1380 steps leading to... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

We stopped off here on our way down to El Gouna. I was amazed at the size of it as I drove up. We were meet by Father Ruiz who spoke very good english. He told us about the history of the monastry and showed us around. The old church was amazing the wall paintings beautiful. It was so quiet... More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2010

I visited St Anthony's Monastery in March 2010 during my stay at Hurghada. We arrived just before sunrise and attended the morning mass at about 5.30am. The monastery is set against the desert hills in a spectacular setting. You can spend several hours or more at the monastery as there is so much to see - magnificent ancient wall paintings,... More 

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