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“Beautiful Monastery”
Review of Deir Anba Bishoi

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Deir Anba Bishoi
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US$82.00*
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Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun
Ranked #31 of 76 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
Reviewed 16 September 2012

A beautiful monastery surrounded by other beautiful monasteries. This place was lovely to walk through, but the man who showed us around was not overly friendly.

Thank ClaireZerna
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

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

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Reviewed 4 May 2011

Deir Anba Bishoi in Wadi Natrun, not far from Cairo (half way between Cairo and Alexandria), is an image of serenity. It includes a church which holds the body of the Saint Bishoi, founder of the monastery, as well as several other saints; his body is still intact in a "tube-like" coffin, which is taken on procession around the church on July 17th each year.

You can sit in the garden of this monastery, or wander around the new cathedral and watch the resident monks go about their daily chores; you can also enjoy lovely views of the desert from its rooftop. You have to be dressed modestly in such places in Egypt.

Wadi Natrun is located 100 km northwest of Cairo in the Western Desert. The only way to get there is by car or by bus. West Delta Buses leave every hour from the Heliopolis station.

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