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These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank sanjay b
Reviewed 21 January 2016

One of the most amazing places in Egypt and the world. An ancient Coptic monastery. The spirit of very old churches and the monks in the middle of the dessert.

Thank Minanet2
Reviewed 17 August 2015

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.

Thank Emad_10
Reviewed 5 August 2015

This is a real treasure of Coptic Egypt, which includes the tomb of Pope Shenouda. The monks were so friendly, especially Fr. Ezra.

Thank Deacon Jeffrey S
Reviewed 27 March 2015

amazing monastery >>Christianity lifestyle ,pray , hospitality, historical church , historical icon , we really spent nice time in San Bishoi monastery

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

The architecture of the monastery makes wonder how it was built out of desert sands. Inside, you can feel the holiness of the place by just looking at the paintings.

Thank Mikysf
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Very spiritual... in the Deir Anba Bishoi... u will find Pop Shenouda the third cemetery... very quiet and holy

Thank NanoSoli
Reviewed 17 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
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

Thank Salfons
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