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This is one of my favorite monasteries to visit. I love the history of it and the icons are ancient. The body of Bishoy himself is there along with the last Coptic Pope Shenuda. Also make sure you check out the refectory and you can...More
Built in 4th cent, it has several churches that have been upgraded several times and renovations are still ongoing. New murals were uncovered recently.
It's like a fortress, with a drawbridge and a walled off complex within the ramparts. Bishoy's body is still there and...More
If you want to go back in history to the fourth century, then go and visit that monenstary. There you will see Anba Bishoi's cell, where he used to pray all night long to be in the presence of the Lord.
Went there by car, and it is a spiritual place you can have some internal peace during your visit and beyond. It is old monastery since 4th century and you will be amazed about icons, old saints tombs, and everything. Recommended