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Villages & Landscapes in Lebanon

Our Lady of Lebanon

Located just 20 minutes north of Beirut, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon offers breathtaking views, day and night, of the Lebanese coast below. A true “national and religious” monument, this Maronite church is located in the small village of Harissa, at an altitude of 650 m, above the town of Jounieh, and in addition to its religious character, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. most popular in Lebanon. Tourists from all over the world flock there, whatever their religion. The idea of building the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon originally came from the late Maronite Patriarch Elias EL-HOYEK, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon and Syria Bishop Carlo DUVAL. Designated Our Lady of Lebanon (Our Lady Of Lebanon in English) following a consultation with bishops and priests, the sanctuary was erected on the “Rock », a wonderful hill which overlooks Jounieh and the Mediterranean Sea, overlooking Beirut and the mountain. The huge statue of Mary, called "Our Lady of Lebanon" or "the Virgin of Lebanon", was inaugurated in 1908. It comes from France

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