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Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery

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Serving as a pilgrimage centre, this impressive church of the Carmelite Order houses a collection of antiques and its nearby monastery once served as a hospital for Napoleon’s soldiers.
Stella Maris Road | Carmel, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-833-7758
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the Carmelite is fun and a little scary. We often came here to watch the sunset at Stella Maris.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank misskennel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group stayed one night at the Pilgrimage Center within the Monastery. Compared to hotels, the Center is a bit plain but it is also probably posh for a monastery. The rooms were quite comfortable with nice seaside views of Haifa. Although no TV in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Stella Maris Carmelite monastery is a true attraction for religious people. Although it is not that old, it links the Old and the New Testament, honouring the Prophet Eliah and Mary. Most important also the tribute paid to Edith Stein, a former Jew converted to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

A historical monument to the culture of early christians in this place. Great observing spots around and beautiful nature

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

A large imposing building with views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and Haifa. Beautiful church interior - amazing cupola over a very ornate altar, There is a very large and lovely statue of Mary, Mother of Christ, and Jesus behind the altar. Many more lovely icons...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The monastery is located on Mt. Carmel with a beautiful view. The monastery itself contains a beautiful statue of Mary and the child Jesus behind the altar. The ceiling is amazing with numerous paintings from scenes in the in the Bible. Under the altar is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Stella Maris offers a great view of the bay and the Mediterranean, but you'll see it best from the restaurant, not the observation point, which sit on top of the cable car station, which blocks the view. The monastery is on the other side of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Across the street from the Carmelite monastery. Provides an excellent view of Haifa from a non-traditional angle.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David R
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The view of the bay is very beautiful from this point. The monastary is interesting (historically wise), but you can sea that the gardens used to ne much more impressive in the past.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MottiB4
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Went here thinking it would be fun to go downtown arrived at bottom nothing there had a coffee in roadside cafe went back up boring

Date of experience: August 2018
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