A Cultural look at Hurghada, Egypt

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Some people like to relax on holiday, and some people like to go all out and have a massive party holiday. A lot of people, however, like to check out some of the cultural and historical sites at the location where they’re staying at. One of the most up-and-coming popular places to visit in the Middle East is the city of Hurghada in Egypt. This amazing city has plenty on offer for all you cultural vultures and whether it’s museums or simply locational sightseeing, Hurghada is a great place for you to visit. If this article interests you, why not visit this travel website and get a great deal on a holiday to Egypt!

Monastery of St Anthony

This is one of the most popular monasteries to visit in the whole of Egypt so it will probably get very busy throughout the day. This monastery was built by St Anthony’s followers, who were widely considered to be the first monk. The monastery consists of 5 churches with paintings inside them that date back to as far as the 7th century. Parts of the monastery have recently been restored to make it more accessible to the public so you can take your time viewing the stunning interior buildings.

Marine Biology Museum

Hurghada is most well-known for its diving schools and great opportunities to see coral reefs and some of nature’s underwater friendlies. However, if you’re not a massive fan of diving, there is a biology museum that shows you all of the wonders beneath the ocean on land! See many marine species such as turtles, sharks, and even a curious animal called a dugong (a large animal which is where the mermaid legend comes from)

Monastery of St Pauls

One of the most fascinating places to visit in Hurghada is the monastery of St Pauls. Although this monastery is not as high profile as some of the other monasteries in the region, this is certainly a place that you should visit. It features three churches built in and around a single cave which is a very impressive feature. There are also plenty of wall paintings for you to study as well as church manuscripts to view.

Hurghada is an amazing place to visit for all the amazing weather and friendly locals. On top of that, there are plenty of cultures for you to sample whilst on holiday so make sure you take note of the attractions listed above and visit them when you fly to this great city in the Middle East.

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