Religious Tourism in Egypt
Egypt is the home of the most important monuments across the course of the three holy religions of the divine across more than 3500 years. Religious tourism is represented in a combination of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian monuments and sacred places in Sinai like El-Tor, Mount Catherine Ben Ezra Synagogue, the hanging church, Abu Serga Church, and more. Egypt is the home to “Al Azhar” the biggest source of Islamic doctrine in the world, and home to students from all over the world that’s come to learn about Islamic knowledge, Ibn Tulan Mosque, Amr Ibn Al-As Mosque, and more within the city of minarets.
Egypt has many religious sites that are worth visiting. Some of the best religious sites in Egypt include12:
Al Azhar Mosque (Cairo): This mosque has been the centerpiece of the Islamic world’s most prestigious university since A.D. 988. Bab Zuweila (Cairo): This huge gate was one of the original entrances to the Fatimid city of Qahira (Cairo). Mosque of Ibn Tulun (Cairo): This mosque is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Cairo. Mosque of Muhammad Ali (Cairo): This mosque is located in the Citadel of Cairo and is also known as the Alabaster Mosque. Red Monastery (Sohag): This monastery is one of the best-preserved Coptic monasteries in Egypt. Monastery of St.Macarius The Great (Wadi El Natrun): This monastery is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Egypt. Saint Catherine’s Monastery (Sinai): This monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai and is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world. St.Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church (Cairo): This church is also known as the Hanging Church and is one of the oldest churches in Egypt. Temple of Philae This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the magnificent Temple of Isis that was built in the late Ptolemaic and early Roman periods.