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Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery

Stella Maris Road | Carmel, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-833-7758
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Great place for a view

Stella Maris is a great view. Awesome place to do some light hiking. The cable car is convenient to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lonny M
via mobile
Nice to visit if you are there

Quite attractive small church with a semi-crypt - be sure to look up and admire the ceiling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, CA
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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 good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Stella Maris Road | Carmel, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-833-7758
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stella Maris is a great view. Awesome place to do some light hiking. The cable car is convenient to get from Stella Maris down to bat galim but the bus is cheaper and hof hacarmel is more of a destination anyways.

Thank Lonny M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite attractive small church with a semi-crypt - be sure to look up and admire the ceiling frescoes. Worth a visit if you are passing but not worth a detour. Nice looking café.

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Starting from the upper station of the Aerial Cable Car (see my tripadvisor review), walk out onto the main street, turn right and walk for about 100 meters until you come to the wide path on the right leading down to the Stella Maris Lighthouse....More

1  Thank Yitzchak M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

After the Baha'i gardens this should be the second stop in Haifa, no doubts about this. This is more than a church, it is a museum, beautiful architecture with nice wall works and ceilings beautiful painting. Classy and imposing. Also the place offers a nice...More

1  Thank aquauomo
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Carmelite Monastery is incredible. Need to view it in the later afternoon for the best light. The details in the marble, painting and the groto within the church are incredible. Worth a side trip to view.

Thank Zamtricia
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I used bus 40 from Hadar to get to Bat Galim beach for breakfast, took the cable car for 35 shekels both ways and up there saw the church (look at the pictures for opening times) and then a light lunch at their cafe before...More

Thank Dr.Sylvia
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Stella Maris Monastery or the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for monks is a 19th-century Discalced Carmelite monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa. The church is a beautiful structure, with Italian marble so vividly patterned that visitors mistakenly...More

Thank gingithaifa
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The monestry and it's church are interesting and welcoming, the view is fantastic, and the route from the church, down to the sea is cool.

Thank chenit
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I love this walk... this whole area is beautiful with stunning views of the Mediterranean. I would say, don't miss it!

Thank gracee98
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Not much to see or do. If time on the hand, nice views and gondola ride. There seemed to be a nice café for coffee..

2  Thank ZenHealer7
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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
18 October 2016|
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Response from Easybob2014 | Reviewed this property |
The path to the Elijah cave will take you most of the way down , and from there there is not much left to reach Allenby road from where you can get to Bat Galim promenade by foot cab or bus ( need to cross the busy main road... More
10 November 2015|
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Response from david y | Reviewed this property |
The church is open all week and entrance is free of charge. Hours: 08:30-12:00, 15:00-18:00