Our Lady of Lebanon, Harissa

Must see · Religious Site · Monument
Looking out over the bay of Jounieh toward Beirut, Our Lady of Lebanon attracts Christian and Muslim pilgrims from around the world. Standing atop a majestic spiral staircase/stone base, the 8 m (26.2 ft) bronze statue of the Virgin Mary encloses a monumental 100 seat-shrine located underneath. Ride the cable car to the top of the hill, located 650 m (2132.5 ft) above sea level, then climb the sloping 19th-century stairway to the base of the statue, where a panoramic view of the city rewards your efforts. Put Our Lady of Lebanon into our Harissa sightseeing planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Harissa.
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  • The scenery here is breathtaking - you are at the top of the mountain. You can come here by car or by cable car from Jounieh. The church is open only for masses and preyers, so rather hard to visit...  more »
  • Some pretty fantastic views from here on a good day. I was quite happy at this spot looking over the city and towards the Mediterranean Sea. It was just stunning.  more »
  • This is a mountain top religious site accessed by cable car or by car. The main attraction is the striking statue of Our Lady of Lebanon. Then there is a church and the Cathedral. The latter is of a....  more »
  • Our Lady Of Lebanon is a popular place to visit for millions of faithful both Christians and Muslims from all over the world. The location is stunning. “Peace” is the word to describe the mood. The view is also amazing Recommending the usage of the “téléphérique” for an overview and a fantastic experience to reach Our Lady Of Lebanon.
  • The souvenir shop on the way out is also very nice and has a lot of variety of items to buy. I highly recommend this place to visit
  • I love to go to our Lady of Lebanon because I feel like it is my other home and I will be meeting my other mother I go there whenever I feel lonely, lost, worried, confused and when I pray I feel like Saint Mary talk to me and tell me what to do so I leave with a very positive attitude and I start to relax and I feel very happy and relaxed knowing that she was all the time with me and she will stay by my side all the way I support and encourage everyone to go visit our Lady of Lebanon because she will change his live
  • Amazing location for tourists that want to touch the cultural and scenic aspect of Lebanon. Truly recommended for anyone visiting Lebanon. The atmosphere can lack religious depth, but nonetheless it is a place dedicated to the Virgin Mary!
  • Unique and signature communal experience of Lebanon. The ride up and down is really cool.

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