Explore the multiplicity of religions in Lebanon
Lebanon’s religious diversity makes it a unique country that caters to all beliefs whether of the Christian or Muslim faiths. Through your daily interaction with people on the streets, you will discover the multiplicity of Lebanese religions, which all arouse the same values of strength and hospitality, shared by the Lebanese people. This spiritual serenity, which can be found within its borders, is what led Lebanon to become a key destination for religious tourism.
A hike through the Forest of the Cedars of God can be one of the most relaxing experiences you can imagine. In the serenity of the Qadisha valley are old monasteries grafted into the mountainside, built hundreds of years ago as sanctuaries for spiritual communities.
Three saints have been recently canonized from Lebanon, Saint Charbel, Saint Rafqa, and Saint Hardini, and others were beatified, Estephan Nehem, Father Yaacoub and Father Abou Mrad. For each of those, safe havens have been created, allowing visitors a refuge from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and a space to appreciate the miracles of the human soul.
Across the geography of Lebanon, you will find thousands of oratories, churches, chapels, monasteries, mosques, maqams, and mazars for any visitor who wants to tour the Holy lands of Lebanon, which it is said Jesus himself walked upon with the Virgin Mary.