Situated in the Bcharre governate, Hasroun is a gorgeous village boasting a majestic view over the southern side of the Qannoubine Valley.
Perched at around 1,450m above sea level, the village’s name means “little fort,” and it is often nicknamed The Rose of The Mountain.
Surrounded by towering mountains, in a scene described as “heaven on earth,” Hasroun is featured by its traditional red tile houses and its old rural souk hosting small shops and cafes.
The old souks are especially vibrant during the village’s flower festival, which is held almost annually during the summer season.
The village is also home to several old churches, namely Mar Mikhael and Mar Yaacoub, dating back to the 8th century, and the caves of Mar Mikhael and Mar Touma.
When marveling around Hasroun, you will also get the chance to see the statue of the scholar Al-Semaani, who is reportedly the first prosecutor of the library of the Vatican in the 18th century.
Other than overlooking the Qadisha Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to historic monasteries, Hasroun also boasts the high plateau of Mount Makmel, topped with snow and features fertile lands with apple, cherry, and pear cultivation
This peaceful village has many hiking trails, including the trail between Bcharreh-Bazaoun, Bazaoun-Tannourine el Faouqa, and the trail from Hasroun to the Holy Valley.
You can also stay at the Villa Chamoun, which offers a mountain retreat with the retro charm and vibes of the 1960s. (For more info, contact 70 508 205).
Visiting Hasroun can be fun all year long, as the village neighbors the Cedars ski resort, the Tannourine nature reserve, and the villages of Bcharre and Qnat.
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