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Address: Qadisha Valley, Bcharre, Lebanon

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 old monks who faced near constant persecution and you can see the defensive measures they... More 

Thank Greasypig
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It was great to find this great place you can find here how our grandparents was preserved themselves and the our existing The amazing was to see the Syriac language writtings

Thank Kaldo R
Glyfada, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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.

Thank magistros
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

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.

Thank Roger C
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you are ever in Qadisha valley, then you have to surely visit Deir Mar Elisha it represents the strength and perseverance of our ancestors.

Thank Roger D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

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.

1 Thank Ben B
Raymond Terrace, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2011

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 to Deir Mar Elisha.

2 Thank IanHolder

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