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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hamburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Thank Marguerite C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This cathedral in downtown Beirut is one of the oldest in the city with the mosque on one side and an excavation of ancient Roman ruins on the other. Beautiful both inside and out it is worth the visit for the history and architecture alone. I was told that the Tower was recently added and is the same height as... More 

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