Churches of Harissa, Jounieh

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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. Plan a trip to Jounieh easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We passed by this holy place after Paragliding Club Thermique. It's just 3 minutes away by car. We actually flew above it with pilot Elie Mansour and he suggested that we pass by to visit this...  more »
  • This is the one of the most important religious site in Lebanon dedicated to Virgin Mary. The statue of Mary overlooks the Jounieh Bay. We are allowed to climb up. However, it is very narrow on top...  more »
  • catholic church located on a hill with good views of the city of beirut. You can climb up to the top of the dome and the views are even better  more »

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