Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Red Sea and Sinai
Take the trek up Mount Sinai, said to be the peak on which Moses spoke to God and received the Ten Commandments. The 2,285 m (7,497 ft) mountain has two routes: most visitors prefer to take the easier Camel Path on the way up, and descend via the challenging 3,750 Steps of Penitence. A small chapel on the top and a World Heritage-listed monastery at the foot of the mountain mark this out as a place of pilgrimage, while the barren, rocky landscape has an evocative, reverential atmosphere all its own. Put Mount Sinai into our Saint Catherine tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint Catherine.
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  • Visited in December 2018. St. Catherine's Monastery. in the mountains of South Sinai. Mount Moses... where according to legend he heard from the Almighty 10 tablets--precepts. In the monastery is a bush--Inflammable Cupina... there is a deep well in the monastery. on the well is a pump, donated to the monastery by Napoleon. It's working..!!.. The monks are mostly Greeks. The best tour of my life
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  • Some years I haven't been in St. Catherine Village and was quite surprised it hasn't changed. I did a 3 days trekking with Ramadan Abu Ghalaba (his website "Sinai my love"). The trip couldn't have bee...  more »
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