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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Overwhelming!

Overwhelming! This Cathedral was totally renovated few years ago. The paintings on the ceilings and walls are so perfectly done. The huge columns are so impressive. It is a must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Overwhelming! This Cathedral was totally renovated few years ago. The paintings on the ceilings and walls are so perfectly done. The huge columns are so impressive. It is a must visit place in the heart of Beirut.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I visited that church while walking downtown Beirut I coudnt stop scrolling a round,up and down,admiring the frescoes,admiring the three levées:roman ,byzantin and new places ,,,,,

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Thank masmasBeirut_Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

in the middle of al nejme square and near the parliament.. once in the down town of Beirut you have to make sure to visit st georges church and see the old church and teh new renovated one with all the drawing and Icons inside this marvelous church

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Thank Ranouch444
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This church was burnt, looted and heavily destroyed during the war. With lots of efforts, the church was restored to its former glory. The interior is majestic, fully painted in Greek Orthodox traditions. During the restoration process, several layers of previous churches were revealed and they are now on display in a museum beneath the church. Both are on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

A visit no to be missed. Very interesting place. It has been restored very well after the 1975 war. You should definitely visit.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

You have to show respect so do not go wearing shorts or the would not let you go in, but a dress is ok

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Thank Annel E
Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

An impressive cathedral. Definitely worth visiting if you are in central Beirut. A very large historic monument, it was destroyed during the Lebanon war and restored afterwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Beautifully redone Church after the civil war very elegant and quite neighborhood ,a most to visit . its new but still old design you will enjoy.

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Thank JudgeFarhat
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Cathedral is the seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolite of Beirut. It stands in the place of one of the most ancient churches in Lebanon, the church of the Resurrection (Anastasia), which was the church where Saint Romanos the Melodist (creator of the Byzantine chant) became a priest before going to Hagia Sophia. The church is heavily decorated. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George is a place to be when in Beirut. The restored cathedral after the vandalism of the Lebanese civil war is a gem in the heart of Beirut. Do not forget to visit the crypt running under a part of the cathedral where visitors walk through 12 stops showcasing the different archaeological and historical layers

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