Search
 

 More From Region

 

Cities:

Maronite Church

Mar Maroun House, where the Maronite Christian community maintains a lovely guesthouse, is situated near Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate

On this Page:

Just off Jaffa Gate’s central square, on Maronite Convent Street, is Mar Maroun House, where the Maronite Christian community maintains a lovely guesthouse.

 

The Maronites are an eastern Catholic denomination in communion with Rome, founded by a monk named Maroun. They maintain their own liturgy and canon law. Most Maronites live in Lebanon; the front of the altar in their chapel depicts a cedar of Lebanon in recognition of this fact.

 

From the roof of the guesthouse, which is built around a flowering central courtyard, visitors can enjoy an unusual view of Jerusalem’s rooftops, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, and on a clear day, across the Dead Sea to Moab.

 

Individual travelers can usually enter freely. Groups who want to learn more about this local Christian community can phone ahead for a meal or coffee and cake, and have a community member address them.

Phone: +972-(0)2-628-2158

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Witness with your own eyes treasures that have not been seen for 2,000 years! 70 recons...
Israel's current official presidential residence was constructed while Zalman Shazar se...
An academic branch of Brigham Young University for Middle Eastern Studies, built at the...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Jerusalem Gate Hotel is located by the entrance to the city, It has 9 floors, 298 ...
The modern, stylish, classic European desighed Ein Kerem Hotel, is located near Ein Ker...
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
Christian Sites