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Jounieh, Lebanon

Harissa is a mountain village in Lebanon. The village, which is located 650 meters above sea level, is home to an important Lebanese pilgrimage site, The Lady of Lebanon.  

The village is located 20 km north of Beirut, and accessible from the coastal city of Jounieh either by road or by a nine-minute journey by a gondola lift, known as the  "Cable Car". It attracts both pilgrims and tourists who want to enjoy views of the bay of Jounieh.

Harissa is most famous for its 15 tons of bronze large statue of the Virgin Mary, made at the end of 19th century and opened in 1908. There are about 20 churches and monasteries of several denominations in the area.

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