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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully restored old cathedral, damaged in Lebanon's civil war (from the 80s?) Most old wall murals fully restored, however they chose to leave just 2 or 3 with the bullet holes still visible in the sacred depictions, surely to allow all to reflect on the folly of war. Right in the heart of the city center.

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Newcastle, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great restoration of the cathedral. Wall designs amazing. Make sure you go to the museum under the church. Good exhibit. Make sure you watch video and also see original wall paintings. You may have to ask at the reception desk.

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Uk
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The church has undergone extensive renovations since the civil war. Under the church there is a great little archaeological museum well worth a visit. The concierge in the cathedral was very helpful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As we wandered inside this beautifully decorated church, a man -- perhaps curator, although he was wearing a Union Jack t-shirt -- greeted us. He was extremely friendly, and when he found out that I am a mosaic artist, he allowed me to take pictures of the floor mosaics. (There are signs posted no photos) He explained all of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Man lots of history there and the painted icons and bronze decorations make you want to pray forever. Its a pitty that there are no walk in parking places due to the nature of the region.

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Art works and historical importance that succinctly explains its occupation and history over centuries.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful little churches that I have ever seen. The caretaker was a lovely gentleman who took some time to explain the churches history to us. He was even kind enough to allow me to take some photos of the place. The remains of the old church are also very interesting to see for only... More 

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Milan, Italy
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's a great place to get to see part of Libanon and the national cedar tree. It is worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

an amazing building to admire and enjoy...like a modern day,small big Cathedral. impressive and immaculate in condition

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Doha, Qatar
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice historical orthodox church in the heart of Beirut, It is the city's oldest extant church preserved in a very good condition

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