Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, Haifa
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The historic site of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery stands as a popular pilgrimage spot on the Mount Carmel hillside. The 19th-century monastery and its nearby counterpart where the nuns reside are both run by the Carmelite order, which established itself = here during the Crusades. Admire the vibrant decorations of the main church interior, see the cave where the prophet Elijah supposedly resided, and take in the views of the sea and the old lighthouse, which remains closed to the general public. Plan your Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery visit and explore what else you can see and do in Haifa using our Haifa tour planner.
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  • עלו עם הרכבל רק צד אחד, בסיומו פנו ימינה וכנסו אל שביל צר בין עצים ושם בהליכה קלה של כחצי שעה תגיעו בחזרה אל הכביש. חוויה טובה מאשר לרדת שוב באמצעות הרכבל. 
  • Of the many things to see in Haifa, this was a bit disappointing. We took the gondola up from the beach area (we reached with bus 112 from downtown Allenby St. near the Bahai gardens) - maybe there ar...  more »
  • A 20 minutes walk will bring you from batgalim beach to stella maris light house, viewing haifa beach, and the green western carmel. also - great restaurants and cafes on top! 
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  • Excellent place to have quiet prayer and see the city as well
  • Magnificent view. Peaceful place to visit.
  • Stella Maris Monastery has a church too. Nice place, especially to see Haifa port and bay. Best place to take good photos.
  • Beautiful experience. It is a calm church not so crowded as other in Israel. The views and food close by are pretty good. And you can ride a cable car down to the sea side of the city.
  • Very nice church. Simply but beautifully decorated.