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Abound in the area of Jezzin churches and monasteries, shrines and religious symbols that indicate the depth of faith and fidelity to spiritual values.

Saint Maroun Church (parish church):

Established in the early eighteenth century and it was small. Demolished by an earthquake in 1759 and then expanded and renovated several times, most recently in 1868.

Church of the spring lady:

built in the reign of Patriarch ”Aghabios Matar” in 1796 , renewed in 1810 and then re-restored by the Bishop “Basilios Hajjar” in 1908 . After its renovation, the Bishop “Georges Kwaytir” Inaugurated the church in 14th of august 1996.

Church of St. Takla in Bkasin:

built in 1909, contains a lot of art and beauty executed by the famous “Asaad al Kheryati” and it is based on twenty-four columns, has a porphyry stone with a roof in the form of a cross, reflected art and taste in its altars, domes, bells, windows, Sacristies, considered as one of the most beautiful churches in Lebanon.

Saint Savior’s “Bjennin”:

belongs to the Maronite Monastic, inhabited by only one monk until 1986 then joined by a number of monks that lived a life of hermits and were interested in agriculture.

Monastery of Saint Peter and Paul Quatteen:

belongs to the Antonine order and includes a hermitage .This Monastery was established in 1736.

School and monastery of the sisters of the two sacred hearts:

founded in 1894 and was based in the locality “alnaasa”. However, it was destroyed by the earthquake in 1956 so the nuns bought the existing building from “Habib Nassif” with the surrounding land where the current school and monastery are built.

School and monastery of Lady Machmouche:

founded by the Maronite Patriarch Simon Awad in 1731 and sold later to the Maronite Monastic, which is still the owner so far. The most important feature of this monastery is his archaeologically beautiful church and its school, which was founded in 1924 and brought many of its students to the highest ranks.

Lady Almabbor:

The idea of the parish priest Bishop Emile Eid was at that time unveiling a statue of the Blessed Virgin on the 8th of May 1955, which was made of bronze by the sculptor Joseph Ghossoub, weighing 1200 kilograms and being 270 centimeters high. The second Sunday of May has been devoted as a holiday each year to the Almabbor lady and the renovated construction was inaugurated on May 15th.



The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15 of each year with grand religious and cultural festivities.The Jezzine Summer Festival where Lebanon's top pop artists perform attracts hundreds of people each summer.


The most picturesque town in Southern Lebanon, Jezzine is most famed for its glorious waterfalls that cascade down from a height of 40 meters. Lying 22 kilometers east of Sidon, the town rises on the Tumat Niha hills at the heart of lush pine forests and sweeping vineyards. Visitors to the town are often awed by the spectacular, ever-changing vistas of red-roofed villages nestled among greenery and gold, ochre, emerald, and white peaks around Jezzine.


Coca-Cola Cedar forest:
It is the first cedar forest in southern Lebanon.  The forest rises 1600 meters above the sea level in the highlands of mountain “Tomat Niha” and now comprises about 700 Cedar trees, which implantation started since 2002 in a mountainous high-rise area of 20 thousand square meters.

The Cedars were planted after a study of the soil, the climate, the air and after it was confirmed the region is suitable to cultivate this kind of trees.

It is being planned to transform the Cedar forest to a Park and a touristic resort for all citizens and that’s to be added to the touristic and environmental sites in the region.

Chestnut forest in Jezzin:
chestnut forest is the first in the south and the second in Lebanon. Opened in 2007 and extends over an area of 12 thousand square meters, 1100 meters above sea level. It includes 350 trees that were imported from Turkey, and the studies conducted by the municipality have confirmed that this kind of trees is suitable for the nature of the land and the climate of the city of Jezzin.


Jezzine, located in the south of Lebanon, is surrounded by mountain peaks and pine forests and is the main summer resort and tourist destination for the region. Other tourist attractions include major religious sites and ancient ruins. Local handicrafts and a rich, diversified agriculture are the region’s key but under-developed economic mainstays.

Local handicrafts
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