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Cedars of Jaj

Nestled in the high mountain of Jaj,at an altitude of 1,500 meters (4,800 feet), this cluster of cedars is one of the most ancient natural reserves left of the ...
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Saint Charbel church, Maad

It is the oldest church in Maad, it is closed and visitors have to ask for the key at Mrs. Ghalieh Issa’s house. It was built in the 12th century on the foothil...
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Saint Ilige monastery, Mayfouk

The 3rd Patriarchal seat from 1120 to 1440 AD. This beautiful, small church dates to 1121 AD. There’s a tradition that the Monastery of Our Lady of Elij took th...
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Rachana, an open air museum

In Aramaic, Rachana means « Me, the Head ». Bordered by the sea to the West, the famous castle of Smar Jbeil to the East and the Madfoun River to the South. The...
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The citadel of Smar Jbail

  Smar Jbail  is a village located in the Batroun District in the North of Lebanon. It is located on a hill facing the Mediterenean sea at 500 m elevati...