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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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A must see Church

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 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 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Thank Annie J
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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 stars Reviewed December 11, 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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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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 stars Reviewed November 20, 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 stars Reviewed November 19, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A beautiful small cathedral, with a very interesting museum illustrating just how old civilisation is here, with a display lighting up ruins from different eras. Some of the best views of the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque from the courtyard at the back. The streets approaching the cathedral are truly beautiful and you can imagine them bustling with people in former times,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

should not miss visiting the museum at the Cathedral; going through the caves was a great experience. You get to explore previous civilizations that existed in Beirut

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