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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Marguerite C
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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Walid K
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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Georges is the Mother Cathedral of the Beirut Orthodox community. The Cathedral is the oldest church in the city of Beirut, and one of the oldest in the region: Must see...

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Do not miss the archaeological finds in the underground level . All the history of old Beirut is there .

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visiting this Cathedral is at first an act of faith and prayer. In it you feel the immense glory of God. The altar , the walls and the columns are covered by antique and new holy icons and frescoes (old and new).This very old Cathedral is built on centuries of roman and greek ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Quite understand but one must visit it as its great when inside . Peaceful and stunning at the same time. Not like the huge cathedrals one sees in other countries , but beautiful in a intimate way.

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