From its awe-inspiring landscapes to its rich cultural heritage, Bcharreh District offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking adventure, tranquility, and a deep connection with history. As USAID’s Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) project is working to raise the profile of the district and improve its tourism offering, we take you on a journey to discover the enchanting beauty of the Bcharreh District.

  1. Qadisha Valley

Embark on a captivating journey through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qadisha Valley, an expansive and awe-inspiring site of exceptional natural beauty and historical significance. Located within the Bcharreh District, this majestic valley proudly stands as one of the most vital and expansive destinations in the region. With its winding trails, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking vistas, the Qadisha Valley offers an unforgettable experience that showcases Lebanon’s rich cultural heritage.

  1. Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum

Immerse yourself in the life and works of one of Lebanon’s most celebrated poets and artists at the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum. Located in the picturesque village of Bcharreh, the museum showcases the legacy of this literary genius through an impressive collection of his original manuscripts, paintings, and personal belongings. Visitors can gain profound insights into Gibran’s philosophy and creative spirit, all while surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes that inspired his work.

  1. Qadisha Grotto

Delve into the mystical underground world of the Qadisha Grotto, a natural wonder carved by the hands of time. Located near the village of Bcharreh, this awe-inspiring cavern showcases stunning stalactites and stalagmites, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of rock formations. Guided tours reveal the fascinating geological history and legends associated with the grotto, allowing visitors to marvel at the wonders of nature.

  1. Phoenician Cemetery

Unearth the mysteries of Lebanon’s ancient past at the Phoenician Cemetery in Bsharre. This archaeological site reveals the burial customs and artifacts of the Phoenician civilization, offering a fascinating glimpse into their rituals and way of life. As you wander among the ancient tombs and artifacts, you’ll feel a profound connection to the rich history that shaped this land.

  1. Mount Saint Elias Hadchit

Perched atop Mount Saint Elias in Hadchit stands an old church that holds a certain allure. While its architecture may be modest, its location offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, making it an ideal spot to witness mesmerizing sunsets. The vast space adjacent to the church serves as a captivating venue for weddings and events, providing a unique setting where couples can exchange vows amidst the breathtaking mountain scenery. This hidden gem offers a serene atmosphere, remarkable vistas, and an unforgettable experience for visitors seeking natural beauty and a touch of magic.

  1. Bkaakafra Village

Tucked among the breathtaking mountains, Bkaakafra village is a captivating haven of natural beauty and deep spirituality. This charming village holds a special place in the hearts of many as the birthplace of Saint Charbel, a beloved Lebanese saint. As you explore its quaint streets, a serene and devoted atmosphere envelops you. Bkaakafra proudly stands as the highest inhabited village in the Middle East, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The clean, fresh mountain air revitalizes your senses, while the peaceful ambiance invites reflection and introspection. Bkaakafra village truly encapsulates Lebanon’s rich spiritual heritage and promises an unforgettable experience that will touch your heart and soul.

  1. Saint Simon Grotto at Bkerkacha

Step back in time as you explore the Saint Simon Grotto in Bkerkacha, a place of spiritual significance and historical importance. This ancient cave holds traces of early Christian settlements and serves as a testament to centuries of faith and devotion. Marvel at the natural beauty of the surroundings as you embark on an easy and picturesque hiking trail, starting from the heart of Bkerkacha village. A leisurely one-hour hike, adorned with panoramic views of the stunning Qadisha Valley, leads you to this sacred grotto. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the journey, taking in the breathtaking scenery along the way. Once you arrive, be captivated by the profound sense of wonder that envelops the Saint Simon Grotto, where the echoes of history and spirituality resonate in perfect harmony.

  1. Bet Monzer and Qnaywer

These traditional settlements offer a glimpse into the region’s cultural traditions, with their well-preserved stone houses, narrow winding streets, and welcoming locals. Discover the rich heritage of the Bcharreh District by visiting the charming villages of Bet Monzer and Qnaywer. These traditional settlements offer a glimpse into the region’s cultural traditions, with their well-preserved stone houses and narrow winding streets. Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere that transports you to a bygone era. Additionally, these villages boast a hidden delight for wine enthusiasts – they are home to three esteemed wineries. Embark on a wine tasting journey and savor the flavors of locally produced wines, crafted with care and expertise. Indulge in the unique terroir and experience the warm hospitality of the winemakers, who will guide you through a delightful exploration of their vineyards and cellars.

  1. Saint Simon Cross at Hasroun

Discover the spiritual significance of the Saint Simon Cross in the village of Hasroun. This towering cross, perched on a hilltop, serves as a symbol of faith and a testament to the region’s Christian heritage. The panoramic views from this vantage point are truly breathtaking, making it a must-visit destination for both religious pilgrims and photography enthusiasts.

  1. Cedars of GOD Forest

An UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of Lebanon’s natural heritage. These majestic cedar trees, known for their grandeur and historical significance, have been revered for thousands of years. Take a stroll through the ancient forest, where the towering cedars create a sense of awe and wonder. As you explore this sacred site, you’ll feel a profound connection to nature and a deep appreciation for Lebanon’s rich ecological heritage.

To explore these and other significant landmarks in Bcharreh, call +961 3 280 585

This article is part of a joint project to promote tourism destinations across Lebanon, launched by the Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Hospitality Services. The content of this article is the sole responsibility of Hospitality Services, and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.



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