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Churches of Harissa, Jounieh
Categories: Neighborhoods, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Towering over Jounieh Bay, Churches of Harissa remain a popular pilgrimage spot. Known for the shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon, the patron saint of the country, Christians and Muslims alike flock to the scenic hilltop village to pay their respects to the Virgin Mary, whose likeness is immortalized in a massive, 8.5 m (28 ft) tall bronze statue that sits on top of the revered shrine. You can reach the village by car, or take a cable car ride, enjoying panoramic views of the bay along the way. A Maronite Christian cathedral stands adjacent to the shrine, while a number of other churches are located nearby, including a Greek Melkite basilica. By using our Jounieh trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Churches of Harissa and other attractions in Jounieh.
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I like the area ....the weather was wonderful ...i liked the sounds ...i put candles with sweet wishes ...
This is one of my favorite spiritual and religious spots in the country. When standing at the feet of the Virgin Mary statue at the top I feel transported. I like visiting Harissa at night when there ... read more »
We met the churches at Saturday and they kindly allow us to participate in ceremony (we are not Christian) It was amazing for us to visit Christian ceremony in Arabic!
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