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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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The hidden history under the church

When in the area, this is a must. The church is old and has a lot of history. It is highly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
McG_Road_Warrior
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Tokyo, Japan
Beautiful and quiet

Well maintained and beautiful. Make sure to see the glass floor opening to see the Roman... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Brannon W
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Davidsonville, Maryland
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in the area, this is a must. The church is old and has a lot of history. It is highly recommend that you pay the 5,000lp to see the crypt museum under the church. You will only need 30 minutes to see the full...More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Well maintained and beautiful. Make sure to see the glass floor opening to see the Roman foundations of the church. Free entry. Dress appropriately. Close to the city center and the parliament building. Check out the icons including the four gospel writers on the ceiling...More

Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Many Empires passed from Levanon history. There is a great museum beneath this church. You can visit place for 5000 Lebanon Lira for person. An Excavation was made after civil war before reconstruction of church and they saw many churches were constructed during different eras...More

Thank abuyukkezer
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is an interesting church in the centre of Beirut (near Parliament) and worth a stop, which showcases Lebanon's Christian heritage

Thank peterdeirdreben
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful Cathedral full of small details all over the walls, located at downtown Beirut in front of the clock tower, that is worth visiting.

Thank Juan E
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Located in downtown Beirut admidst a complex of religious buildings (Muhammad Al Amin mosque and a Maronite church) and Roman ruins, this church is accessed from Nejmeh place off of Weygand Street. Although there has been a Greek Orthodox church here for centuries, the current...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A beautiful and quiet place to spend a few precious moments,wondering why different religions have been able to live together in harmony for centuries, but can be made to fight each other so quickly and so easily.

Thank Karola47
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were walking around some streets at night and came across this beautiful, ancient church. It is good that it is free to enter. The church was quiet and seemed a reflective and peaceful place. Apart from an attendant, there was nobody else there. The...More

Thank 88Georgina
Reviewed 22 February 2017

unfortunately i have been to all the key cathedrals in europe so compared to them, this was just so so but in the city center and next to all the other major attractions so you might as well take a peek inside

Thank themanthemyth1688
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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.

Thank Steve B
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McG_Road_Warrior
12 May 2017|
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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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