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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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a beautiful old church. you will be amazed by the old architecture. the church has a very oldddd... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol M
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As an orthodox I found that church amazing. during the war was half destroyed. the temple is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria R
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Beirut, Lebanon
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"old church"
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"civil war"
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"underground museum"
in 6 reviews
"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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"ancient ruins"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Issa N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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 19 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.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This church, which was badly damaged during the war but has been rebuilt, is very beautiful - a most satisfying aesthetic experience in the heart of Beirut. It also houses an archeological museum in the crypt, which is small but worth the $10 or so...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Wonderful old church with the most magnificent wall paintings. Very friendly staff and free to enter. The front of the church has a see through floor into the excavations under the floor and you can visit the excavation site for a small fee (which is...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

it is not easy to get to this location - it is in quarded area and sometimes solders do not let you go in. but if you get there, you should see it, it is lovely place

Thank Markéta V
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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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