We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Stella Maris Road | Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 4-833-7758
Website
Description:

Serving as a pilgrimage centre, this impressive church of the Carmelite...

Serving as a pilgrimage centre, this impressive church of the Carmelite Order houses a collection of antiques and its nearby monastery once served as a hospital for Napoleon’s soldiers.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 240 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the main attractions in Haifa. A most beautiful view and interesting monastery

The Stella Maris Monastery or the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for monks is a 19th-century Discalced Carmelite monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gingithaifa
,
Haifa, Israel
Add Photo Write a Review

240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 124: English reviews
Haifa, Israel
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stella Maris Monastery or the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for monks is a 19th-century Discalced Carmelite monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa. The church is a beautiful structure, with Italian marble so vividly patterned that visitors mistakenly think the walls have been painted. Colorful paintings on the dome, done by Brother Luigi... More 

Helpful?
Thank gingithaifa
Level Contributor
126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monestry and it's church are interesting and welcoming, the view is fantastic, and the route from the church, down to the sea is cool.

Helpful?
Thank chenit
Cold Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this walk... this whole area is beautiful with stunning views of the Mediterranean. I would say, don't miss it!

Helpful?
Thank gracee98
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
1,481 reviews
472 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see or do. If time on the hand, nice views and gondola ride. There seemed to be a nice café for coffee..

Helpful?
Thank ZenHealer7
Redondo Beach, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We got there by a cable car. It's nice and quiet place. They have a coffee for purchase and restrooms.

Helpful?
Thank skymoon77
Tiberias, Israel
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Order of Carmelites. It also monastery on Mount Carmel. This opinion is not the Stella Maris Church. But on the other Carmelite Monastery Please note. The fire site called Elijah's Monastery This place is located near the Druze village of Daliat al-Carmel. "Is described in detail how the prophet Elijah proved the prophets of Baal who is God, and that... More 

Helpful?
Thank CrossIsraelwithAb
Girona, Spain
Level Contributor
313 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

you can go by the gondola, with great views on the way. On the top good views too, and diferents monuments, and this church taht provides a free visit. Interesting

Helpful?
Thank agusticassa
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

As others have said the view from the top is good but you can't get close to the church which looks semi derelict and there really is nothing else to see at the top. Worth going up for the view though.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Of the many things to see in Haifa, this was a bit disappointing. We took the gondola up from the beach area (we reached with bus 112 from downtown Allenby St. near the Bahai gardens) - maybe there are busses direct to it but the gondola is fun and not too expensive ($6 one way, $8 return). The view is... More 

Helpful?
Thank margitmargalit
Haifa, Israel
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A 20 minutes walk will bring you from batgalim beach to stella maris light house, viewing haifa beach, and the green western carmel. also - great restaurants and cafes on top!

Helpful?
Thank Liav G

Travellers who viewed Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery also viewed

 
Haifa, Haifa District
Haifa, Haifa District
 

Been to Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?