The Monastery of St Catherine, also known as the Monastery of the Transfiguration, is located in a triangular area between the Desert of El-Tih, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Sinai. It is situated at an altitude of 4854 feet in a small, picturesque gorge. It is a region of wilderness made up of granite rock and rugged mountains, which, at first glance, seem inaccessible. Located at the foot of Mount Moses, St Catherine’s Monastery was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565 AD. It is built around Moses Burning Bush, which has a chapel built on top of it.
- Prime historical attraction
- One of oldest monasteries in the world
- Located in one of the most spectacular natural sites on earth