The Qadisha Valley is one of the deepest and most beautiful valleys in Lebanon. The word Qadisha means “holy” and Wadi Qadisha is the “Holy Valley.” Filled with caves and rock shelters inhabited from the third millennium B.C., the valley is scattered with cave chapels, hermitages and monasteries cut from rock. The Valley area is surrounded by many important sites like: Monastery of St. Elisha, St. Antonios Qozhaya and Our Lady of Howqua’s chapel, etc. The valley with its caves and churches is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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