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Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery

Stella Maris Road | Carmel, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-833-7758
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Where Carmel mount breaks into the sea

Very intresting site. Where Carmel mount breaks into the sea. Beautiful panorama. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Igal C
Kfar Adumim
Worthy of a stop, avoid cablecar restaurant

The windswept round chapel is a 10 minute trek-walk along a rocky path down the wadi, but the views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Stella Maris Road | Carmel, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-833-7758
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very intresting site. Where Carmel mount breaks into the sea. Beautiful panorama. Interesting Carmelie monastery. Cable car to the beach (also a hiking trail downhill). Lighthouse. Radar. Marine base.

Thank Igal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The windswept round chapel is a 10 minute trek-walk along a rocky path down the wadi, but the views from it are well worth the effort, beware of slippery rocks. Haifa has some great wadi trails for trek enthiusiasts, this is not one of them...More

Thank YrosCPT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If on a pilgrimage a visit here is a must. It is very well kept by the Carmelites. And the view of Haifa is spectacular.

Thank ErikaDdL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A monastery with a lovely chapel open to the public. A small restaurant/coffee shop o the grounds offers a respite from the hill climbing you may have to do to get there.

Thank Judah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is very beautiful. Although it is small in size it has very interesting history and religious value. This place provides a breathtaking view of beautiful Haifa and the Mediterranean Sea. There is also an option to use cable cars up the hill which...More

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Small church, but interesting one. Just in front there is a monument commemorating the death of French soldiers on the siege of Akka (1799). Breathtaking wiev on Haifa and Mediterranenian Sea.

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 13 December 2017

According to catholic tradition, this is the cave of Elijah not the cave near the bottom of the hill. Unless you're determined to start a holy war over this, meh and visit both like I did. The easiest way to get here is of course...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The monastery has simple hotel facilities, but of very adequate quality. They do provide a nice dinner and a good breakfast. The people are very friendly and always willing to discuss or explain what their contribution is in Israel. It is their dedication to a...More

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you are in the area, and love history and a architecture visit Stella Maris beautiful come ceiling , we did not take the cable as we were at the top at monastery level. Lookout points for plenty of photo ops.

Thank christychristy1
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Carmelites grew out of 12th century cave dwelling religious hermit tradition. The present basilica was built in 1836. Interesting tour especially if you have any relationship to the famous Carmelite order of nuns.

Thank Chinapjs
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Julia S
14 January 2018|
Response from MauricioBromfman | Reviewed this property |
Dear Julua.Yes it is. Every day 08:00 to 12:09 and 15:00 to 18:00 and no fee. Let me know when u r in Haifa welcome to be my guest here.
25 July 2017|
Response from gingithaifa | Reviewed this property |
Find all your answers at wikipedia under Stella_Maris_Monastery wikipedia. under Stella_Maris_Light good luck and enjoy a visit there - also at night for the fantastic view