"Kadisha Valley, Deir Qannoubin" Bcharre Things to Do Tip by sachara

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  Kadisha Valley, Deir Qannoubin
by sachara

The last destination of our walk in the Kadisha Valley was the Deir Qannoubin and the chapel-cave of St. Marina. These places can only be reached by feet. We came by a long walk through the valley, but there is also a path directly coming down from Blawza.
Qannoubin is derived of the Greek kenobion, meaning monastery. The Deir Qannoubin was the Maronite patriarchal seat from the 15th to the 19th century. Also this church is half built in the rocks. In the church are nice frescoes from the 18th century. Near the entrance of the church was vault with a mummified body, told to be of the patriarch Yousef Tyn. In the nearby chapel-cave of St. Marina are the remains of 17 other patriarchs buried.
We were the only visitors around and it was very special to be at this historic place at our own.

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2003
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