The Monastery was named after St. Catherine (the daughter of Kistery) who was tortured to death by her father for she succeed in converting 50 of his followers to Christianity in 307 AD.
Saint Catherine’s Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over 15 centuries.
Within its imposing wall resets a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structure. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican’s itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the side of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. The Monastery’s Library consists of the largest and most important of its type in the world, the library contains a rich collection of 4,500 manuscripts, mainly Greek, but also Arabic, Coptic, Syriac, Slavonic and others.
In addition to the manuscripts, the Library contains a considerable number of printed books.
About 5,000 of these are old editions, some of which date from the earlier days of the art pf printing. Inside the church there is El-Mouta church (the church of the dead).
There are also 6 wells, 4 springs and a large garden rich in fruit trees of different kinds and two mills According to the old beliefs, angels took her remain to Mount Sinai, and then around
Your chosen hotel in Sharm Al Sheikh.
At 09:00 PM
Pick Up From Your Chosen Hotel In Sharm Al Sheikh Heading To St. Catherine Village
Climbing the mountain for around 3 hours (more or less)
You Can Climb With A Camel Ride (optional)
watching Sun-Rise, and making pictures of The Holy Trinity church on the top of the mountain.
Company representative will be explaining the history of the mountain, The Holy Trinity Church, and Moses Cave.
Then Go Down To The Village.
After Sun-Rise going down, rest in the cafeteria, free time to get breakfast and drinks.
The Guide will be explaining the history of the area and the monastery:
The great walls of Emperor Justinian, Moses Well, The Burning Bush Tree, The Bells Tower, The Transfiguration Church, A Chapel of The Burning Bush, and The Golden Calf Rock
Driving back to Sharm El-Sheikh.