Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great

Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great

Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great also known as Dayr Aba Maqār, is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in Wadi El Natrun, Beheira Governorate. The monastery, which was founded in 360 AD by Saint Macarius of Egypt, has been continuously inhabited by monks since its founding.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Beheira Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The monasteries of the Arab Desert and Wadi Natrun

Date of Submission: 2003

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