Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Sinai Adventures - Places for a trekking adventure (Sinai Adventures Magazine)
View photos from OUR PLACE the World Heritage collection

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2002
Size of heritage: 60,100 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 33,975°
Latitude: 28,556°

About

The Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine stands at the foot of Mount Horeb where, the Old Testament records, Moses received the Tablets of the Law. The mountain is known and revered by Muslims as Jebel Musa. The entire area is sacred to three world religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The Monastery, founded in the 6th century, is the oldest Christian monastery still in use for its initial function. Its walls and buildings of great significace to studies of Byzantine architecture and the Monastery houses outstanding collections of early Christian manuscripts and icons. The rugged mountainous landscape, containing numerous archaeological and religious sites and monuments, forms a perfect backdrop to the Monastery.


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Hotels and places to stay

Daniela Village St. Katherine

Address
Distance: 1,4 mi
St. Katherine Street
132123 Milga
Egypt

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Checkout: - Checkin:
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Weekend: closed


Morgenland Hotel St. Catherine

Address
Distance: 3,0 mi
St. Catherine
St Catherine
Egypt

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed