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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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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... read more

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Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reincarnation is heavily restored after significant damage from the Civil War, reopening in 2003. If... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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United Arab Emirates
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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 paintings on the walls and ceiling were so beautiful. It was a shame to see... More 

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shanghai
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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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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.

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Thank Steve B
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is the city's oldest extant church, it has been built over the disappeared Anastasi Romano-Byzantine Cathedral. The main space of the Cathedral is rectangular. The nave subdivided into five bays. It is subdivided into three aisles, by eight impressive and elegant sandstone piers. These piers are massive with square divisions, chamfered sides and protruding bases. The central aisle is... More 

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Thank Manoul
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This Cathedral may seem unassuming compared to the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque nearby, but it is beautiful structure. The frescoes, which have been restored since the civil war, inside are wonderful. In addition, there is a small, but very interesting museum beneath the cathedral that highlights the long history of Beirut, and uncovers some of the older ruined structures underneath.

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Thank Ross H
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

so old building, but wonderly preserved. They have a museum in the underground. I recommend reserve tree hours.

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Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a really interesting experience because the calmness and tranquility immediately hit me when I entered the church. I was very tired climbing up and down steep stairways and it was cold, windy and rainy. To make matters worse, I had a cold, so sneaking into the church was a respite from the wind and the cold. However, it... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very authentic Cathedral, not to miss the underground museum; the Sunday mass is a must. Having your wedding ceremony in this Cathedral is the best you can do, though this will be quite expensive.

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