Wadi Harba Hike with Vamos Todos
Our next hiking destination will be Wadi Harba, in Batroun. This is a newly set trail, in an area where ancient caves are being discovered.
Wadi Harba is the valley separating Batroun from Jbeil. It spans from the seashore at the Madfoun bridge, all the way up to the Saint Joseph Monastery in Jrebta and the Elige hill in Kattara. The valley was part of the Wheat road that links Jbeil to Baalbek, traversing Elige – Kattara. Wadi Harba was the first habitat for Christians at the times of apostles, who crossed the old Roman road located at the sides of the valley.
According to some accounts, the apostles even stopped at the location for a while. Christianity spread in the valley in the first century BC and numerous churches, sanctuaries, monasteries and hermitages were built in the location, and it was long considered a preferred destination for Christian pilgrims. Nowadays, ancient monuments and churches are being restored, to give the region back a long lost status as a pilgrimage destination.
- Vamos Todos
- Dec 24 - 07:30 AM