St Anthony and St Paul Monasteries from Hurghada

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Anthony and St. Paul are the world’s earliest Christian monasteries, founded in the fourth century AD amid cliffs and caverns beneath the Red Sea mountain Galala Al-Qibliya. Both monasteries are considered sacred to the Coptic Church in Egypt.

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The oldest monasteries of Christianity

Firstly we’ll pick you up directly from your hotel entrance and you’ll travel 3 hours by car to the Zafarana desert. You reach the oldest monasteries of Christianity St. Paul’s and St. Anthony‘s monasteries.

St Anthony and St Paul Monasteries the oldest Christianity monastery in Egypt. The holiest place for Egyptian orthodox Copts. Cultural and historical heritage. Nowadays it houses more than 100 monks.

Secondly, you will find an old Coptic church. Furthermore, you will see St Anthony’s library, his medieval paintings. The Library contains valuable ancient manuscripts. There you will see, the opposite standing St Paul’s Monastery.

It was built over the cave of Saint Paul. He lived  in the 4th Century AD. For instance, he preferred an ascetic life in the desert to the comfort of a city and devoted his life to worshiping God.

According to legend about St Anthony and St Paul Monasteries. As a result, according to legend, the God himself sent bread. For instance, his grave have been dug by lions after Paul’s death at the age of 105. This is definitely a place to see. It’s old Egyptian heritage in the Islamic Republic of today.

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