Visiting monasteries on the Red Sea - Hurghada German

They visit the sacred part of the Red Sea.
True taste of history and religion. St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonio) and its neighbor St. Paulus is both a Coptic Christian and the oldest inhabited monastery in Egypt.
The Monastery of St. George Paulus probably dates from the fifth century and was founded in memory of one of the greatest saints of Egypt, who lived in a cave over which he was built for about eighty years. St. Antony's Monastery, located at the foot of Al-Qalatam hill near Al Zaafarana, was founded in 356 after the saint's death and is the oldest active convent in the world, the monastery's hermit founders in subdued colors and icons. There is also a library of over 1,700 handwritten manuscripts. If you are interested in Egypt's long Christian history, both monasteries are fascinating and inspiring, and the surrounding desert landscape is simply breathtaking.

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    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • All entrance fees for the above mentioned attractions
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Photoshoot available on request with extra charges
    •  Transfer from (Makadi, Sahl Hashesh, Ahia) extra charges $ 5 per person
    •  Transfer from (El Gouna, Safaga) extra charges $ 10 per person
  • Visit: St. Paul Monastery, طريق دير الانبا بولا، Ras Gharib, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

    The monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite dates from the fourth century AD. It was founded over the cave where Saint Paul the Anchorite lived for more than eighty years. The first travel narrative of the monastery was provided by the Antoninus Martyrs from Plazentia, who visited the tomb of St Paul the Anchorite between 560 and 570 AD. The first monks to occupy the monastery were some of the disciples of Antony the Great, after they knew the story of Paul the Anchorite, who may have been occupied for a short time by Melkites, but Egyptian and Syrian monks followed again. It is possible that the Syrians had a permanent existence in the monastery, because it seems that they occupied the monastery in the first half of the 15th century, after which their presence disappeared. After an isolated Ethiopian mention, the 70th Coptic Orthodox Pope, Pope Gabriel II (1131-45 AD), was banished to the Monastery of St. Paul the Anchorite for three years

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Visit: Monastery of Saint Anthony, طريق الكريمات المتفرع من طريق العين السخنة الغردقة، Ras Gharib, Red Sea Governate, Egypt

    The Monastery of Saint Anthony is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in an oasis in the eastern desert of Egypt in the southern part of Suez Governorate. Hidden deep in the Red Sea, it lies 334 km southeast of Cairo. It is the oldest monastery in the world. St. Anthony was the founder of monasticism. The Monastery of St. Anthony was founded by the followers of St. Anthony, who is the first Christian monk. The Monastery of St. Anthony is one of the most important monasteries in Egypt and has greatly influenced the formation of several Coptic institutions and promoted monasticism in general. Several patriarchs have come from the monastery, and several hundred pilgrims visit it every day

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    St. Paul Monastery, طريق دير الانبا بولا، Ras Gharib, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Activity ID: V-159862P151

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