Bcharreh is a picturesque village in North Lebanon. It is home to the world’s oldest cedars, old churches, breathtaking mountains, and magical landscapes.
It is also the hometown of the renowned Lebanese author, philosopher, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran. Thousands of people visit Bcharreh every year to visit the artist’s museum and to know more about the village that inspired the writer so much.
Also, Bcharreh is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Forest of the Cedars of God and Qadisha Valley.
It’s a great place to escape to any time of the year. The village attracts people every winter. Bcharreh looks great in white!
Gibran Khalil Gibran is one of the most renowned Lebanese authors. He wrote in Arabic as well as in English. His museum was formerly the Monastery of Mar Sarkis. The building houses the artist’s original paintings, drawings, and belongings.
“The Prophet” is one of the writer’s most acclaimed books. It was translated into more than forty languages. In 2014, the American-Mexican actress of Lebanese descent Salma Hayek co-produced “Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet” which was an international success. She visited Bcharreh to launch the movie!