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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Historic Church

The church does not allow photos. Many pieces were destroyed, stolen, or damaged in the civil wars. Still a very beautiful place for Greek Orthodox religious art.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Steve B
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church does not allow photos. Many pieces were destroyed, stolen, or damaged in the civil wars. Still a very beautiful place for Greek Orthodox religious art.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the city's oldest extant church, it has been built over the disappeared Anastasi Romano-Byzantine Cathedral. The main space of the Cathedral is rectangular. The nave subdivided into five bays. It is subdivided into three aisles, by eight impressive and elegant sandstone piers. These piers are massive with square divisions, chamfered sides and protruding bases. The central aisle is... More 

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Thank Manoul
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral may seem unassuming compared to the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque nearby, but it is beautiful structure. The frescoes, which have been restored since the civil war, inside are wonderful. In addition, there is a small, but very interesting museum beneath the cathedral that highlights the long history of Beirut, and uncovers some of the older ruined structures underneath.

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Thank Ross H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so old building, but wonderly preserved. They have a museum in the underground. I recommend reserve tree hours.

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Thank Raphael F
Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a really interesting experience because the calmness and tranquility immediately hit me when I entered the church. I was very tired climbing up and down steep stairways and it was cold, windy and rainy. To make matters worse, I had a cold, so sneaking into the church was a respite from the wind and the cold. However, it... More 

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Thank Marguerite C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very authentic Cathedral, not to miss the underground museum; the Sunday mass is a must. Having your wedding ceremony in this Cathedral is the best you can do, though this will be quite expensive.

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Thank Rony T
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This cathedral in downtown Beirut is one of the oldest in the city with the mosque on one side and an excavation of ancient Roman ruins on the other. Beautiful both inside and out it is worth the visit for the history and architecture alone. I was told that the Tower was recently added and is the same height as... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Near the Al-Amin Mosque: You can take a fast look of this Church, with a common inside view. Really go there, only if you want to pray or to see a greek orthodox temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Built on ancient ruins of old civilizations, this church calls for reflections and tranquility. A side of the church has a glass floor that reveals Beirut's history. MUST visit when in Beirut

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This little Ortodox churc is a must see if you are in downtown. Many icons and frescos decorate the inside of this little church. A chapel, quite fascinating, is located in the outdoor garden. You can access the gardens by going left when you exit the church.

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