Churches in Lebanon

What impressed me most about Lebanon, was not just the nightlife, nor the sublime restaurants, but the churches! Maybe I was ignorant for not knowing that more than 40% of the country’s inhabitants are Christians – which is apparently the highest rate in the Middle East.

Whenever I visit a new country, I’ll always check out the historical landmarks which more often than not, include places of worship. I’d like you to focus your attention to the ‘main’ picture in this post, which was taken at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Harissa, not that far from Beirut but only 100 metres away from “Our Lady of Lebanon” which is a very popular attraction on top of the mountain. While the Lady’s shrine was packed, not a single person came into the Cathedral for a full 20 minutes as I was take numerous pictures.

Or what about Bsharri, a small town in the Qadisha Valley? Qozhaya?

Travel tip: don’t rent the cheapest car, at least medium size with some horse power.

Bsharri

Bsharri

Mar Saba Cathedral

Mar Saba Cathedral

Saint Saba Church

Saint Saba Church

The Monastery of Qozhaya

The Monastery of Qozhaya

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