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The Monastery of Balamand (named by the Crusaders Bel Mont).

..... ....The monastery church dates from the 12th century and is a quite remarkable example of Cistercian austerity, with one nave and one apse. The belfry dates from the 13th century. The cloister still gives a clear idea of what it was 800 years ago. The chapter-house with its apse has been transformed into a chapel dedicated to Saint George. Outside, one can admire the solid buttresses. The other Crusader buildings have been modified, as for example the inlaid marble pavement of the church. The adjacent cemetery offers a splendid view..... ....


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