Just on the edge of the old town, near the wall, you can find the partly ruined remains of St Catherine's Monastery, a lovely 13th century building, strategically placed where the monks could enjoy the religious life and also pursue their business interests in town.
St Catherine's produced notable scholars in its day, as well as brewing beer and trading in fish, but the buildings were largely destroyed in the Reformation.
The ruins aren't extensive, but the entrance fee is modest and the monastery has a special atmosphere. You can see the dormitory and library, and there's an English-speaking guide.
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