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Stella Maris

haifa stela maris“Stella Maris” (from Latin  – “Star of the Sea”) is a monastic complex built on the NW edge of the Carmel mountain, above Haifa , by the Carmelites wikipedia s after failing to aquire the plot of Elijah’s Cave  nearby.

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The current monastery and church was completed in 1836. The church is believed to be above a cave where Elisha, Elijah, and the “Holy Family” hid.




Stella Maris Monastery

The Stella Maris Monastery (romana) 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, Israel. Another Carmelite monastery of the same name (Monastère Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel in French) is reserved for nuns and is located higher up on Mount Carmel.


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Book a Private Tour to “Stella Maris”

“Stella Maris” Monastery is in Haifa  and takes about 1 hours to explore.

 Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Caesarea and Haifa, that will also include a visit to “Stella Maris”.