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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  • Order of Carmelites. It also monastery on Mount Carmel. This opinion is not the Stella Maris Church. But on the other Carmelite Monastery Please note. The fire site called Elijah's Monastery This plac...  more »
  • you can go by the gondola, with great views on the way. On the top good views too, and diferents monuments, and this church taht provides a free visit. Interesting 
  • Last x a pilgrimage going on, we had lunch in the restaurant of the convent. Decent food and plentiful, staff friendly. Beautiful landscape with sea and Haifa. sunny day. I collected the testimony of a friar, lived his brother, there buried, with proposed beatification. It's still a place full of spirituality.
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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.