Balamand Monastery

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Balamand Monastery, known as the "Pearl of the East."
Balamand Monastery (1921)
Balamand Monastery floor plan (1921)

The Balamand Monastery (historically called Belmont, Bellimontis ultra Mare or Bellus-Mons), is an Antiochian Orthodox monastery founded in 1157 in Balamand, County of Tripoli, now in the Koura District, in Northern Lebanon.

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  • Louis J. Lekai: The Cistercians: Ideals and Reality, Kent State University Press, 1977. ISBN 0-87338-201-3.

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Coordinates: 34°22′06″N 35°46′46″E / 34.3683°N 35.7794°E / 34.3683; 35.7794