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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  • Place in the upper part of the city of Haifa where both the Basilica and the monastery. It is said that here was founded the order of the Carmelites since they are in the Mount Carmel. Interesting level religious and very well preserved. It has a very good souvenir shop.
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  • Nice little church. Worth a visit if you are around. I don't think we should go to visit this church.
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  • Starting from the upper station of the Aerial Cable Car (see my tripadvisor review), walk out onto the main street, turn right and walk for about 100 meters until you come to the wide path on the righ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place with a wondrous echo. Great place to just sit and contemplate/meditate. If you can sing, bring in some Latin hymns, it has perfect acoustics for that.
  • A beautiful monastery, worth a quick visit!
  • Very peaceful, feel the Holy Spirit, very inviting
  • This beautiful monastery is build over the upper cave of Elijah. You an go inside and view the cave and sit on the pews. The cave is more of an alcove with an alter built into it.
  • Historical church, few cafes and restaurants around. As well nice view from there

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