The Impressive Mount Carmel Monastery was built and rebuilt several times starting from the 12th century, when the Carmelite Religous Order was founded at the location during the Crusader Period. There are actually two Roman Catholic Monastreries in Miunt Carmel, on the western ridge is the Stella Maris Monastery and where the alleged cave of...more
Elijah was recognized as a prophet in Judaism, Christianity and Islam and biblical sources say that he defeated the Prophets of Baal here at Mount Carmel and that the cave where God appeared to him is located inside the Monastery and to comemmorate the significance of the event, the Carmelite order made a statue of Elijah (or Elias, as the...more
most of the Northern Israel Tours and Christian Pilgrimages have nazareth or Tiberias as their starting points and base hotels for the multi-day Northern Israeli Tour and Pilgrimage. If you are coming from Nazareth, Dalyrat Carmel is a 45 minute drive and is located about 39 kilometers north east from Nazareth. many Roman Catholic and some Orthodox Pilgrims have a stop over here and then they proceed to the Sea of Galilee Area to continue their pilgrimage to the Area of Jesus Ministry.
There is just one shop in the Mount Carmel Monastery and it lies just beside the stairs going to the vista point of the monastery. the shop is fairly small and is divided into 2 sections, the more secular souvenirs located at the entrance, which sells the regular touristy items like fridge magnets, shot glasses, post cards, books, maps, even some refreshments like ice cream, bottled water, snacks, gatorade, etc. The other section, just beside the stairs selle the Roman Catholic Religious Items such as the world famous Mount Carmel Brown Scapulars of Different Sizes, wooden and steel crucifixes, rosaries made from wood and different materials and a lot more.
the shop is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm everyday except christmas day, good friday, January 1 and Yom Kippur.
What to buy: all the Roman Catholic religous items you can think of
What to pay: they have a fix price here, like the mount carmel scapulars at NIS 8 to 12, depending on the size and wooden rosaries at NIS 15 to 40, depending on the size.
Being an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items here in Mount Carmel Monastery, site of the Burning of the Baal Prophets according to the Christian Bible, is a must,Mount Carmel has onely one Shop selling these fridge magnets of all shapes and sizes and designs (but I could not find shot glasses, unfortunately), post cards, books, maps and more. And I bought this favorite souvenir of mine. they come in available shapes and sizes and can be made with wood or porcelain or bronze or steel with magnets at the back or with magnetite. they are available here at the sounvenir shop and they cost NIS 18 to 30, depending on the kind of fridge magnets.
the shop is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm everyday, except Good Friday, Christmas, New Year and Yom Kippur.
The Mount Carmel Monastery is operated by the Discalced Carmelites, one of the Three sub groupings of the Roman Catholic Holy Order, the Carmelites. The Order of the Carmelites is a Catholic religious order which was founded on Mount Carmel, the traditional home of the Prophet Elijah, at the time of the Crusades. As the Prophet Elijah is the...more
Mount Carmel is a historical mountain Range in Northern Israel, situated along the Haifa District and runs along from Haifa City to the Mediterranean Sea, the eastern slope in Dalyrat Carmel, nearby a Druze Village is a historical place for Jews and Christians as this is the site of the Battle between the Prophet Elijah and the Prophets of the...more