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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Impressive building but great museum

I stumbled on the archeological museum literally under the floor of this church purely by accident... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
United Arab Emirates
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Captivating and unique. A message of love and unity of great architecture inside out. A must visit... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled on the archeological museum literally under the floor of this church purely by accident but it’s well worth a look. The exhibit is compact but well laid out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Padburygal
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Captivating and unique. A message of love and unity of great architecture inside out. A must visit at any time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gkaytrips
Reviewed 23 January 2019

It is impressive church - not the size but the beauty of it. As I was visiting in the afternoon it was very quiet and calming.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pavle K
Reviewed 20 January 2019

But unfortunately was closed when we were there. Try to go after the service, to sneak in and have a look.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 2 January 2019

One of the most beautiful sites in the centre of Beirut. Make sure you do pay a visit, even for fifteen minutes when in town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tassosk5
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Take a look, but no photos inside. We just stipped on tour to look. Seemed quiet and restful, if one had the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 23 November 2018

I am generally not very fond of churches...we have enough in our countries...but it was just OK, nothing special.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vPetrosHv
Reviewed 18 November 2018

A beautiful Greek orthodox church with some very nice iconographies on the walls (part of the old ones have survived the destruction of the civil war). The most important part though is the history hidden underneath the church in a well designed museum. Signs of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sartzetakis E
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Excellent in one word is how this cathedral stood the whole civil war and got renovated while leaving it's authenticity. Planning a visit to downtown Beirut, this should not be excluded with it's under the current church what is believed to be the oldest church...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gsnreviews
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful Cathedral right in the heart of Beirut. Very safe and well protected. The guards and staff are very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately there are no organized tours of the chancel, however there is multi language literature all over to help guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.