The Qadisha valley is one of the most important early Christian monastic settlements in the world. Its monasteries, many of which are of a great age, stand in dramatic positions in a rugged landscape. Nearby are the remains of the great forest of cedars of Lebanon, highly prized in antiquity for the construction of great religious buildings.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Monastery of Our Lady of Sednayah||2019||67.5km||site_ao|
|Byblos Archaeological Site||2018||39.6km||site_ao|
|Beirut’s Grudge House||2017||65.5km||site_ao|
|Tower of Claudius||2017||35.1km||site_ao|
|Clarisses Sisters Unity Chapel||64km||site_brutalism|
|Ministry of Defense||1962||64km||site_brutalism|
|Our Lady of the Fortress Basilica (Saydet el Hosn)||10.1km||site_brutalism|
|Dr. Melki Hospital||30.2km||site_brutalism|
|Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din||2006||63km||site_whs|
|Which are the oldest cities in the world?||2020||63.7km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.