Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, Haifa
(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Historic site, Carmel and the patron saint of sailors which sang a salve marinera. Good views over the city and its surroundings.
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  • Amazing harmony of this place, the monastery, the sea view. Came twice for three days, were awarded to listen to singing. If you visit-when entering the chapel on the right there is a small room with image offerings of gifts to Jesus by the Magi. If you turn on the light (switch on the left just above), it will be quite cool.
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  • Interesting site with beautiful view of the city. It is possible to reach by car and also using the cable car from the beach.
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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.