February 09, 2017 Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Qartaba: Capital of the Mountains

Qartaba (Arabicقرطبا‎‎, also spelled Kartaba) is a village in the Jbeil District of the Mount Lebanon GovernorateLebanon. It is located 54 kilometers north Beirut on the mountains above Byblos at an altitude of 1,250 meters. A picturesque town with a large church square and well-built houses, Qartaba is surrounded by olive groves, mulberry orchards, and vineyards. In Syriac, Qartaba means "good, curing and balanced weather".


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