Deir El Kalaa is a monastery standing on a cliff at 800 meters above sea level.
A real amalgam of ruins,this site bears the marks of the third largest Roman temple in Lebanon after the Baalbek and Niha temples-dating back to the first century A.D-and the visible prints of a Byzantine residential-insudtrial complex.
Did you know that...
-The word "Deir El Kalaa"means"monastery of the fortress"in Arabic.It actually refers to the monastery built on site by Maronite monks during the 18th century.
-The temple "Baal Marcod"or "the Dance God"is the main temple in the Roman City.
-The archeological site(residential-industrial complex roman bath,byzantine church,atc..)
-The saint Johin the Baptist Church
-Al Bustan Annual Festival(February-March)
-The panoramic city view from the site.