The Muhraka Monastery



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The Muhraka Monastery is a Carmelite monastery which sits on top of the highest peak of the Carmel mountains. The Carmelite Order was established on Mount Carmel and is a Catholic religious order. Mount Carmel was the traditional home of the prophet Elijah who is the saint and patron of the Carmelite Order. A statue of Elijah adorns this well-kept monastery. Muhraka is actually Arabic and means "a place of burning," in reference to the story relayed in the Bible whereby a fire came down from heaven and burnt the prophet Elijah's offering when he battled the Ba'al prophets. The views from the monastery are simply incredible and on clear days one can even see as far as Mount Hermon!


address: Bus 37a to Daliat el-Carmel village, once you get to the village you'll need to travel by taxi to the monastery

Open Hours: Sep-April Mon-Sat 8:00-12:00, 14:30-16:30, May-Nov Mon-Sat 8:00-12:00, 14:30-17:00, Sun Closed

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