Qana Grotto

Site where Hz. Isa عليه اسلام. acc to local traditions, did one of his first miracles, turning water into wine (acc to christians texts)

Qana, Lebanon

Coordinates: 33.215269, 35.292713

This is supposed to be the site where where Hz. Isa عليه اسلام reputedly performed his first miracle, turning water into wine (acc to christians belief) at a local wedding ceremony.

It’s a small place but a great place to meditate, there is a cave located below, one could sit there for hours meditating.

What you can see today is ancient stone water basins, and a cave which is visited by Christian pilgrims.

No entrance fee is required. You can buy a candle at the shop to light up at the cave.

There is loads of parking but it’s mostly less crowded – adding to the special feel of the moment.

Well-maintained site with signage in English and Arabic (although directions are in French and Arabic). A gravel path (not suitable for wheelchairs) leads to the grotto. The area provides nice views of the valley too.

There is a small souvenir shop at the entrance and toilets across from the main entrance.

Know This

Take the road to Qana from Sour (Tyre). After about 6km you pass the tomb of Hiram King of Tyre (on the right on the main road heading to Qana just passed Hiram cafe).

The grotto is on the left, about 2km further on and sign posted. The grotto is a steep descent but has wheelchair access.

On the upper level the disciples rested, the cave is below. Great views out across the valley.

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.