8 places you must visit in Bcharre next time you’re there! - The961

8 places you must visit in Bcharre next time you’re there!

Bcharre is a breathtaking town in Northern Lebanon. With an altitude of 1,500 meters and a population of just 24,000 people, Bcharre has quite a rich history. It is the birthplace of the famous poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. Bcharre was also the site of a Phoenician settlement in ancient times. It is also the home of Qadisha Valley which is a

UNESCO World Heritage Site

. Make sure to see these places next time you’re there!

Forest of the Cedars of God

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This

forest

is a

UNESCO World Heritage Site

. The Phoenicians exported Cedar woods to countries in the region. In fact, King Solomon used cedar trees to build his temple in Jerusalem.

Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum 

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.

Mar Geryes Church

Mar Lichaa Monastery

Saint Saba Cathedral

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Qadisha Valley

Wadi Qadisha, which means Holy Valley, is a gorge that lies within the Bcharre and Zgharta districts in Northern Lebanon. The valley has housed Christian monastic communities for many centuries. It’s now a destination where people seek peace.

Qannoubine Monastery

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Qozhaya Monastery

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