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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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Unique: city's oldest extant church

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Beirut is the city's oldest extant church. It has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EAA111
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Cathedral

Although located on the popular Nejmeh Square, the proximity to government buildings often means... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
1Rahhalatun
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Troy, Michigan
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“glass floor” (6 reviews)
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Beirut, Lebanon
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"civil war"
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"underground museum"
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"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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"visit place"
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"downtown beirut"
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"bullet holes"
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"peaceful place"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"entrance fee"
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"clock tower"
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"on display"
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"centuries"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited one Sunday. Didn't actually go in as a service was underway. Lovely singing and incense coming out from inside. In a lovely quiet part of town especially on a weekend. Right next door to a huge area of Roman ruins and opposite the main...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This cathedral hides more than what can be seen at first sight. If you are lucky enough you´ll meet a very friendly church clerk who will tell you the story of the war first hand. Many paintings are still original ones which bullet holes while...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

this place has an emotional space in my heart as i used to go when i was a kid. it's a beautiful historic church with amazing paintings on the ceiling and the walls and valuable icons too. for people who are believers they will find...More

Thank Ghada K
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I liked this cathedral. Lots of gold icons and painted columns and ceiling domes. Services were actually going on while I was there which made my visit very special.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

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

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McG_Road_Warrior
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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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