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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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When a church narrates history

Few may know that in 2018, 28 years after the end of the lebanese 75 civil war, there are no... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kaddoum
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beiruth

We just saw a babtism of a child. This was a great and happy experience seeing all the happy people... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zsolt Gyorgy F
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Beirut, Lebanon
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"civil war"
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"underground museum"
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"glass floor"
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"small church"
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"paintings on the walls"
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"wedding ceremony"
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"small fee"
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"sunday mass"
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"downtown beirut"
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"bullet holes"
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"peaceful place"
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"different eras"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Few may know that in 2018, 28 years after the end of the lebanese 75 civil war, there are no official modern history texts. If you are hungry to discover some hidden war stories you have to visit this cathedral. It's location : in the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just saw a babtism of a child. This was a great and happy experience seeing all the happy people and the friendly priest. God bless the child and all of us!

Thank Zsolt Gyorgy F
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The view and the structure of the church was amazing. The place was peaceful and relaxing. I was able to feel the energy within it

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

a beautiful old church. you will be amazed by the old architecture. the church has a very oldddd church (17th century) that was kept under the new one

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

As an orthodox I found that church amazing. during the war was half destroyed. the temple is a piece of art!!

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The Saint George Orthodox Cathedral is the main Greek Orthodox Church of Lebanon and one of the oldest Churches that is very well maintained. The Cathedral architecture is fascinating and interior design and contents are very beautiful; the Altar, the Dome, the Walls, the Ceilings,...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Renovated after the civil war, this historical cathedral has been very successfully renovated. Its colorful frescoes and golden iconosthasis, make it one of the most beautiful churches in Lebanon. Sadly, pictures aren't allowed inside.Don't forget to visit the Nourieh Church right behind it and the...More

1  Thank Elyas A
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Welcoming portal with elegant arcades lead into a main hall at the end of which worshippers pay respect to Saint George. Of classical Greek orthodox design, the structure is well-maintained by the members of the second largest Christian minority in the country (estimated at 8%...More

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Beirut is the city's oldest extant church. It has been built over the Anastasi Romano-Byzantine Cathedral and if you look through a glass floor in the church, you can see some evidence of the church. I went for a...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Although located on the popular Nejmeh Square, the proximity to government buildings often means acccess is difficult. The Cathedral is beautiful with iconography and Arabic script that is both simple and elegant. If you're appropriately dressed, don't hesitate to attend a mass.

Thank 1Rahhalatun
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Response from Manoul | Reviewed this property |
The church and the museum are free, but inside the church, it's not allowed to take photos.
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