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Churches of Harissa, Jounieh

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Neighborhood Religious Site
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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  • The church of Harissa is located at the top of a mountain with a beautiful view over Lebanon's coastline. You can access the church via road or by cable car up/down the mountain. Dress modestly for th...  more »
  • Even if you are not a religious person this is a nice place to visit for its history, to see the statue and then look around at the amazing views from up there. It has a few chapels to visit and there...  more »
  • Great site to visit . Beautiful view of the sea. Take your time walking around and if you are religious; go inside the church and spend some quiet time . Climb up the steps to the statue for great exp...  more »