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Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery

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Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery

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BillPNo1 wrote a review Apr 2020
Friendswood, Texas687 contributions137 helpful votes
We visited the Carmelite Monastery - Stella Maris Monastery - at Mt. Carmel last July on our trip from Tel Aviv to Tiberius. We had previously visited there about 5 or 6 years ago and were pleased to have been able to make a second trip. While the upper level Church is beautiful and inspiring, the most awe-inspiring site is the lower grotto chapel (where God spoke to the Prophet in a "small. still voice"). This is a spiritual and significant place to visit for it's Old Testament historical impact and for it's New Testament importance as the founding location of the Carmelite Order.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ECLadines wrote a review Apr 2020
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions221 helpful votes
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Had a simple and quiet lunch here at the monastery arranged by our pilgrimage operator. This after mass by our group and visiting the church itself with a statue of Virgin Mary venerated by many Catholics here. A cave underneath the altar is the statue of Prophet Elijah who had lived here for sometime. If you want to experience some solitude, this place in Haifa is the place to be.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Rob M wrote a review Apr 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan8 contributions4 helpful votes
The views from the site are worth the trip up the mountain side. The art work/architecture is incredible. Be sure to learn of the history.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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FredPurdue wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington2,224 contributions591 helpful votes
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Many tours of Haifa will stop here for a few minutes. Photographers will find it a challenge but rewarding for photographs. Due to crowds, travel light using a DSLR, although we had a pocket camera with us that day. It worked fine, but the interior is dark requiring fast ISOs. Look for the interior details. Exterior is bland, but walk around and find shots. Also near is a viewpoint of Haifa and the bay. Be sure to walk over there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Leah D wrote a review Mar 2020
Haifa, Israel10 contributions
In this area there is a combination of an interesting of the Carmelite church, historical monuments, and a balcony for a panoramic view of the city and the bay of Haifa. You can get there by cable-car, which add to the total experience. Usually I will recommend walking the footpath from there down below to Elija cave but due to the constructions around the cave now days the path is closed from this direction and the cave is accessible only from below, from Allenby street
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Date of experience: January 2020
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