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This place is very holy for Maronite Christians who travel there in their droves. It's a bit of a mission to get there on narrow windy roads and parking is scarce. But the pay off is worth it.
There are many displays pertaining to the...More
It is an old Maronite Monastery started 1252, it is a great area till you reach the monastery. We had a great time and it was very pleasant.
There is a museum with the first books and bibles that printed in Lebanon.
Old monastery carved inside the mountain at the beginning of the Qadish valley nice walk. I recommend to start with it before you go into the valley, because the fascinating walk might not give you time on your way back.
Beautiful and picturesque, this museum/monastery has some nice exhibits (only some displays have English explanations), a small church and excellent views. You can drive here and park nearby to begin walking down the valley - where more amazing sites await.
Though rather busy, the location, and the historic artefacts and information, add to the beauty and holiness of this no-longer-used monastery. Well worth the walk, or drive, down the mountain; the sign-posted Way of the Cross is a good diversion off the road for walkers...More