Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery

Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery

Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery
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Sandy Khoury
Jerusalem District, Israel18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Business
Great place to visit, the overlook is breathtaking.
Its a place for praying, meditation and a place where you can take lots of great pictures 📸.
Written 4 May 2023
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Emily M
United States1,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There's a simple, small church, interesting cactus garden, and amazing view over the valley. Less than an hour is needed. Definitely worth a stop.
Written 30 December 2022
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,399 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited this part of a small tour group and it is clear that this is a stop off point for tour groups in the region.
The main reason you would visit are for the views as it is high up in the mountains. These are very impressive. The monastery itself is nice to see but beyond the views it doesn’t offer anything special.
Written 23 November 2022
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Sharon K
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Having lived in the Holy Land for many years, I have visited this monastery several times. However, they now have limited locals from going inside the monastery without a prior reservation. I cannot even figure out how to make a reservation. It appears that they only want tour buses to enter in. I would think they could raise the entry fee and locals would still come. There were 6-7 cars parked outside the gate when I went. They walk around the outside of the monastery to get some of the views.

Also, there is a large sign that says to the View that locals can walk. In front of the sign is a huge garbage bin and garbage all over the ground. That is some view!
Written 21 April 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The statue of Elijah the Prophet prevails in victory over the setting at Muhraqa (the place of burning), where before the Israelites, the 450 Prophets of Baal could not receive any response from their false Canaanite god Baal, to ignite their alter fire for sacrifice of an offered bull. Elijah prepared his alter to our God, laid the wood and deeply soaked it with water three times, then filled the surrounding trench with more water. God miraculously provided the fire upon the water-permeated wood and burned the offered sacrificial bull, proving to the people of Israel that He is The Lord, as written in the book of Kings. The false prophets of Baal were executed at the Kishon Brook below, then the long enduring drought in Israel ceased. Located on the summit of Mount Carmel in a peaceful setting with lush gardens, this is an ideal place to worship, both outside or inside the small Carmelite Monastery. We gasped in awe as we climbed the steps to the rooftop lookout, revealing unexpected, expansive views. Signage on the sides of the surrounding walls point to significant historical landmarks of Israel. We shuddered as Israeli fighter jets flew practice flights over the Jezreel Valley, a glimpse at the future battleground site of "Armageddon".
Written 28 November 2020
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Carol D
Overland Park, KS1,474 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was one of many stops on our Holy Land tour. A monastery and Elijah the prophet statue to mark the contest between Elijah a prophet of the God of Israel and the prophets of Baal. According to tradition took place where the monastery stands. Part of the reason coming here (besides the religious/historic significance) is for the view of the valley below. There are steps up the side of the monastery to capture the view. Unfortunately, with the rain from the night before, the valley was shrouded in low hanging clouds and fog. The area to look at the view had signs marking out various land marks,... that could not be seen. Still it was nice to put into context (location) from various historical accounts from the bible.
Written 6 July 2020
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Karenyvonp
Raleigh, NC4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
The historical and biblical significance, overlooking the Valley of Armageddon, makes this an important place for all Christians, particularly Catholics. It is beautiful and scenic, and given the prophesy, somewhat forbidding. Take the time to visit.
Written 14 October 2019
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beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC2,037 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
If you are touring the area this is a good quick stop to go to the roof of the church and see a great view of the area. Our tour group stopped here on our tour of the Holy Land for a bit of scripture review but also to take in the view and get perspective on all the places we had already been and where we were headed - was helpful to put the map "in your head"
Written 14 September 2019
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Meir Pollak
Haifa, Israel234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
There is a really nice garden around the Capella in the area. It is a saint place to pray for Carmelite's believers
Written 22 August 2019
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,789 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Yes the view of the surrounding area was nice, but the monastery itself was not particularly impressive.
Written 11 August 2019
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