Deir Mar Elisha

Monastery in Qadisha Valley

Near where the winding Qadisha road hits the valley floor is one of the most important monasteries, Deir Mar Elisha, which can be accessed by car and now functions as a simple museum. Hewn out of the rock face, its centrepiece is a vaulted 19th-century church that houses an 8th-century icon of St Elisha. You can also descend here via a path from Bcharré.