Our Lady of Lebanon, also known as Notre Dame du Liban, is a marian shrine and a pilgrimage site, honoring the patron saint of Lebanon.
In 1907, the French-made, painted in white, 13-ton, bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, was erected on top of a hill, 650 meters above sea level, in the village of Harissa, 20 km north of Beirut in honor of Our Lady of Lebanon. It was made up of seven sections that were assembled on top of the stone base. The statue and the shrine were inaugurated in 1908.
The face of the statue overlooking the Jounieh bay and her open arms, as if embracing all manking, are visible from the Mediterranean shore.
The shrine is accesible either by car or by taking the gondola lift from the city of Jounieh to Harissa.
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