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The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

Western Asyut, Asyut, Egypt
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Holy place to visit and pray on it to have self peace and buy some souvenirs with name of virgin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elassa
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Well worth a visit

It is well worth a visit. The church that is built into a cave is beautiful. Also the views from... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
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Western Asyut, Asyut, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy place to visit and pray on it to have self peace and buy some souvenirs with name of virgin Mary

Thank elassa
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

It is well worth a visit. The church that is built into a cave is beautiful. Also the views from the monastery over the Lowlands and Nile is worth seeing. At the bottom of the hill, on the main road are at least two retreat...More

Thank pm55uk
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very good place alot of historical views and monks . It is a place to relax for a spirit vacation . Also in august from every year it is season . Alot of celebrate

Thank Marco B
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Every year in August hundreds of thousands of Egyptians come to visit the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary in Doronka, Assiut. The Holy Family is believed to have stayed in the cave on top of the hill where the monastery now stands. The entrance...More

1  Thank Ghada S
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Best place ever.... very holy. It is the place where Jesus and the Holy family escaped to. If you are in or near Assuit this is the place to visit.

1  Thank nagib159
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

It is worth a visit to this mountainside monastery with its associated cave church. You have an excellent panoramic view over western Asyut.

Thank LaurieLuton
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Here you feel you are at Jerusalem. Here Holly family stayed for 6 months. You can see the historical church and enjoy following the journey of holy family. You have to visit it.

Thank David Z
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

this monastery is on the top of a mountain, it is a very big Coptic orthodox monastery set on a cave that dates back to the era of the old Egyptian Pharoes then the Holy family stayed there for a while during their stay in...More

Thank minanabil77
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Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful place. I felt instantly lighter when Ieft. There is an awesome gift shoppe as well. Unbelievable to be where Jesus was, feeling his presence.

2  Thank Sillver_160
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Mrs eLaReF wished to go to this monastery which has a very busy market outside You can be shown round by one of the priests, but Mrs eLaReF did not wish to be shown round and asked if she could just pray. All she heard...More

3  Thank eLaReF
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