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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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Before being eclipsed by the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, the Omari Mosque was Beirut’s central mosque. It takes its name from the caliph Omar Ibn aI-Khattab. It was built on the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Before being eclipsed by the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, the Omari Mosque was Beirut’s central mosque. It takes its name from the caliph Omar Ibn aI-Khattab. It was built on the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church that was in turn built on the ruins of Roman thermal baths. The Crusaders transformed the mosque in 1150 into a cathedral dedicated to... More 

1 Thank Manoul
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I visited this mosque after visiting the Mohammad Al-Ameen Mosque. Clearly, these were built in different times. The Al-Omari mosque is smaller and a little more worn, but beautiful inside. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank eldosokyjl
Abu Dhabi
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

An extremely unique and beautiful structure. I loved it. It was so calm and peaceful there. I took a few photographs. It was really lovely because I never imagined a mosque built in such a design.

Thank Marguerite C
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Historical place and nice to have a look around with full of memories and history you will find and enjoy going around.

Thank sharifa500
Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The mosque is located in the heart of capital Beirut, the building is a piece of art, for those who wants to pray inside the mosque it must have been providing them tranquility and very special spiritual reward. Women should be alerted that their head must be covered when visiting the site.

Thank yabughaida
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77 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

At city centre you meet the nice historical mosque .The location is very calm and interesting.I like to come again.

Thank اياد جواد ا
Tsada, Cyprus
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We went past this on our walking tour. It is one of the buildings that make the centre of Beirut so interesting.

Thank 4kath2010
Calgary, Canada
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167 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This old masjid built before 1400 years in the city of Beirut by the Islamic Khalifa (( Omar Bin Al Khattab )) , this masjid is one of the ancient Islamic art pieces .

Thank Haydar_Baban
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

according to me if can be there all the time i will. a quit and calmness great place for worship ans praying .

Thank Hasan R
Padua, Italy
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1,104 reviews
428 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This is quite a beautiful mosque that used to be a church . It has some lovely inscriptions inside and is a jewel in the crown of historic sites in Beirut.

Thank Saskiagrav

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