Kobayat, a Lebanese town located north of Lebanon, is set to inaugurate the world’s second biggest cross and Lebanon’s biggest cross on the 26th of October. The cross is 40 meters long and 20 meters wide and was made in Romania.
That means that Lebanon now has the largest cross and the second biggest cross in the world. I am not a big fan of these records but if it helps the town attract further religious tourists, then it’s a smart move. Speaking of records, we also have the biggest rosary in the world in Deir el Ahmar.
There are plenty of beautiful sites and monasteries to visit in Kobayat for those interested. If you don’t know much about this town, check out my previous posts:
Trip To Kobayat [Part1] [Part2]
Graneroverde – Kobayat
I dont see any attraction for tourists to come visit a pile of steel.
These are useless, its better to invest the money in schools and hospitals
I wonder how useful you are, sir
Lebanon has always been unattractive
i hate u, why are you commenting with negative comments all the time?whyy?
It seems that you are blind or ignorant
Its extremely stupid. What a waist of steel.
You sir, are a waste of oxygen :))
You are trying to make an argument that this cross is not useless and stupid by disrespecting us.
Thank you for your useful comments “sir”.
It may be a waste of money, but it also expresses religious freedom in a region that is known to be intolerant towards Christians or anyone that is non Muslim.
This cross is not the biggest cross in the world and not the biggest cross in Lebanon. Kanat bekish cross is the biggest cross in Lebanon and also the biggest cross in the world with 73.8 meters in height. The second biggest cross in the world is 66 meters in height in republic of macedonia so please correct ur informations before posting it on the web! What a shame!
You can check this link for more info https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=653358691364575&set=a.255300317837083.68507.100000713510144&type=1&theater
Mikel, ma badna nenhar!
Well I am a Norwegian and I have visited this cross.
My suggestion for people who like to explore a bit; walk on the road until you are underneath the cross, there is a small trail straight up the mountains that end up right below the cross.
Found turtles, mantises etc on the way up.
I think the cross will be very good for refugees that come down the road, seeing it at night will be like a light-house for them; knowing where to walk to and that there are no throat-cutting religious supremacists waiting for them there.
I recommend visiting Lebanon. I have traveled twice through it, been to most of south last time, now it was north. Slept 20 km away from Qusair.
Thanks for that Morten!