Syriac origin, "Marj aayneh", meaning "meadow of springs"

Located on a hill facing Mount Hermon, Beaufort Castle, Mount Lebanon chain, the plains of Galilee and the Golan Heights, Marjeyoun seems to gather within it all the splendor of Lebanese sceneries. Its fertile plains, crisscrossed by the Litani River, extend to the foot of the sacred mountain Mount Hermon, emerging in a mystical landscape. This village is home to some of the most beautiful houses in Lebanon, whether abandoned or restored, and draws its charm from these old stones and the beauty of its natural environment. A must-see.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • The Greek Orthodox Bishopric built from 1902
  • Mar Boutros cathedral built between 1889 and 1892
  • The Evangelical church founded in 1876
  • Saydet el-Khalas church built from1936
  • Abu Bikr el-Seddik mosque built in 1905
  • Mar Elias el-Hay church overlooking Nahr el-Litani river
  • El-Keddisseh Hanneh convent
  • El-Rabb convent
  • Prophet Ezekiel mausoleum, 3 km north of the village
  • Lebanese houses with exceptional architecture
Natural Heritage
  • Marjeyoun fertile plains crossed by the Litani River
Cultural Heritage
  • The celebrations in the village on the occasion of Mar Elias, Mar Jeryes and Saint-Mary’s feasts
  • Activities organized as part of Marjeyoun’s Club
  • The hiking trail, section 26, Hasbaïya-Marjeyoun, of 15 Km (LMT association)
  • A hike in the fertile agricultural plains of Marjeyoun’s valley
Where To Eat
  • Snack Homsy: On the road to Qlayaa, in the village of Borj el-Muluk, this snack offers delicious sandwiches with a homemade sauce that made it famous in the region.
Nearby sites and villages
  • Beaufort Castle (Qalaat el-Chqif), an old Crusader-era castle, located above the Litani River and Mount Amel
  • The crusader citadel of Tebnine founded in 1104 by Hugues Saint-Omer
  • Several surrounding Roman temples, including El-Hebarrieh
  • The great village of Hasbaïya, cradle of the Chehab dynasty, and its citadel
  • The charming village of Rachaïya-el-Fekhar
  • The labelled villages of Ebl el-Saki and Deir Mimas