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Lady of Lebanon Church

Identification

Lady of Lebanon Church
Harissa Basilica
Basilique Harrisa
Shrine of the Lady of Lebanon
236082

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • A spiral staircase of 104 steps reaches the observation deck at the statue's feet.
  • The round pedestal is 20 meters high, with a lower periphery of 64 meters and a higher periphery of 12 meters, serving as an observation deck.
  • The 10 ton statue was made in France from molded bronze and sits on a pedestal of natural stone.
  • Built to face the Lady of Lebanon Statue, which is viewed through a large curved curtain wall facade, 20 meters wide and 42 meters high.
  • The statue and the church overlook Jounieh Bay, 600 meters above sea level, near the village of Harissa.
  • Administered by the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries, the shrine can seat 4000 people.

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Location

Jounieh
Lebanon

Technical Data

203.41 ft
3
1970

Involved Companies

Fouad El Khoury
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