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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #1 of 45 attractions in Beirut
Type: Religious Sites
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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

one of the most Amazing orthodox church in the middle east !!! dont forget to visit the museum under the church

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have been visiting Lebanon for the last 14 years but this is my first time visiting the Saint George Orthodox Cathedral of Beirut. It is a very beautiful church. But the extraordinary is the crypt museum that you can find just under the Church with a really small entrance fee. (2,50 euros). You do not need a guide through... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The greek orthodox church of saint george is a beautiful house of God, and archeological ruines are available to see ruins from Roman, Byzantine, Phoenician times, very beautifully displayed.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Go to this place: apart from the ancient St George church, go downstairs: there is a very interesting press-button display below the church. You can see lit up those ruins from Roman, Byzantine, Phoenician times and you get to understand how archeologists see all those layers in ruins. Beautifully done.

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Giza, Egypt
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33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

relax place ( house of GOD........i enjoy my time nice people meeting me good design i wish to visit that good place many time to travell of LEBANON

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This Cathedral located right in the main old downtown square facing the lebanese parliament is a real treasure of oriental orthodox christians. Must see if visiting old downtown Beirut.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It was the first time for me, Christian people praying in Arabic and the writings on the walls ar arabic since the language is unconsciously associated with Islam. Another exciting part is the church is just beside the Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque which is another landmark of the city. If you are lucky enough, you can even witness a wedding ceremony... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I am not usually interested in religious sites, but I found this one fascinating. Much of the church and the frescos have been restored minus a couple that have bullet holes from the civil war. Definitely don't miss the underground museum with its many layers of history. It is small but very interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I don't think this is interesting at all. It's just a church and not a very notable one at that. It seems that it is located near mosques maybe that's why people are rating it high. But for me it held little interest.

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The church is very beautiful, elegant, in a very awesome area. The museum is in a building next to the church itself. It is very cool, interesting, organized, but what I don't like is the idea of a church having a LL 5000 price just to go see a small museum. Photography is not allowed in the church, but allowed... More

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