St. George Monastery

Saint George Monastery: located on the hills of Qelt valley which was established at the end of the 5th century where monks inhabited small caves there. It was a place of celebrating and sharing food. The traditions attached to the monastery include a visit by Elijah to the Sinai Peninsula, and St. Joachim, whose wife Anne was infertile, weeping here when an angel announced to him the news of Mary’s conception. This monastery was rebuilt again between the years 1878 – 1901.