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Basilica Madonna Della Pace Catholic Church is a little–known landmark of Sharm el-Sheikh, which is rarely visited by tourists. The fact is that groups of tourists with sightseeing tours are not taken to this temple, as in the much more famous As-Samayoun Coptic Orthodox Church. But if you prefer to get acquainted with the local sights on your own, then we advise you to combine visits to these two temples, because they are very close.
This Catholic church is modern, was opened in 2013. In size and scale, As-Samayyun is inferior to the Coptic Orthodox, since there are fewer adherents of Catholicism in Egypt than Orthodox Christians. Tourists can freely visit it regardless of faith, the main thing is to be dressed and behave appropriately. At the entrance to the temple, you will have to pass a security check through the police checkpoint.
🕐 Working hours: open during the day, scheduled masses.
💵Entrance fee / ticket price: free of charge.
🚶 How to get there: The Catholic church is located in the Hai-en-Nur area, it is a little away from the tourist areas of Hadaba and Sharm el-Maya (Madonna Della Pace Catholic Church on the map). You can get to it by taxi from any part of the city, the price, depending on the place of departure and your ability to bargain, will be $ 2-30. But you can get there much cheaper if you use local fixed-route taxis, then the trip will cost from 5 to 20 Egyptian pounds (approximately - rubles, see all about the money of Egypt and the exchange rate). Minibuses do not go directly to the church, and therefore you will have to check with the minibus driver if he is going to some well-known landmark. For the Coptic Church, such a well-known landmark is the large supermarket Carrefour or the main hospital Sharm International Hospital. From these places to the temple will have to walk about 1 kilometer. See more about the transport of Sharm el-Sheikh and what tourists can use to travel here.
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