The monastery is 50 km (31 miles) off Suez-Hurghada
road from Za'farana junction. It is dedicated to Saint Paul
who was born in the 3rd century AD and was contemporary to
Saint Paul might be considered the first monk and was once
visited by St. Anthony. This can be evident in some icons
of the monastery showing both saints together.
The monastery is smaller than that of St. Anthony but less
sophisticated. The church of St. Paul is the most interesting
of the monastery besides the unique serenity one can feel
The monastery has also a guest-house for visitors for both
men and women.