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. Put Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Haifa travel itinerary planner .
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  • Very impressive the place and its history, very good care, down the cave where the Prophet Elijah hid. Very impressive
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  • Stella Maris is one of the most beautiful places in Haifa, which is necessary for the visit. Regardless of the weather and the time of day, from the observation platform before you have stunning views over Haifa Bay. A few meters away is the monastery of the Carmelites, which is open during set periods to visit the Church. Nearby there are two restaurants with Arab kitchen and a small café.
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  • Carnelians monastery has extraordinary, and very beautiful church, on place where Christians believe that St Eliah goes to haven. Lighthouse has extraordinary view on Haifa bay, but also on west haifa...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting. Great views. Nice restaurant, affordable. Christian tourist spot.
  • Nice little chapel with magnificent art on the walls and on the ceilings. The monastery itself cannot be visitied (by normal visitors/tourist). The view over the bay of Haifa is astonishing (you can see as far as Lebanon if the weather is good) and worth a trip even if you are not interested in chapels.
  • Would love to see St. Michael's Sword's tip or end.
  • Wonderful place. Old, very well preserved monastery with a view you'll never forget. You could take the cable car that's always fun or it's not too difficult to walk up there. Either way don't miss it.
  • Very beautiful and located on top of an amazing vew. Definitely worth going in.
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