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25 Dec 2017
“Very interesting”
8 Oct 2017
“Recommend to see. Trip from Cairo. Place where God lives.”
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.
Red Sea Mountains, Egypt
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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

The first and oldest christian monastery in the world. Built in the 4th century it was a great pleasure to visit. The monk with whom we visited was friendly and gave us a lot of interesting details about the monastery, the paintings, St. Anthony and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Eric B
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Hi, Saint Anthony Monastery is the top place to see in Egypt near Red Sea. I traveled with a rent car from Cairo to monastery. The road is quit good. You can go by the sea side or with the highway. Trip lasts 2.5 to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 23, 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 20, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed December 2, 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.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank revjcs
Reviewed December 29, 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...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank Nina S
Reviewed February 1, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2012
4  Thank Keri D
Reviewed April 20, 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...More

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Sandesh B
November 15, 2017|
Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandesh, you should not be afraid going to Red Sea, saint Anthony monastery. It is very friendly place. I am catholic so I had a chance to speak with catholic priest before. You say: "Praise be Jesus Christ". When you... More
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