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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #2 of 50 Attractions in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The clerk in the church offered a free one- to one tour of the church. I found this to be a very nice touch. A very warm welcome indeed

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Christian site, very old Cathedral at Beirut Downtown Souks. sure you have to visit it among other sites

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NJ
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were visiting the downtown area when we saw this Orthodox Christian church. Very pleasantly surprised with the beauty of the icons all across the walls of church and the history knowing that the church was right in the middle of the war zone during the 75 -91 civil war. It seems that there is also a museum which you... More

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Moscow, Russia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I guess we were very close to that place, but we dind't find it and noone could tell us where it was, though I asked both in English and in Arabic. I even asked in the Christian shop (!!!) and the sweet woman selling Bibles said she didn't know as well! I was really upset, and I am now, after... More

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Beirut
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169 reviews 169 reviews
61 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great Cathedral, just when you get inside you feel the silence roaming. You can sit for hours and not get bored, just contemplating the beauty of the icons.

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Madrid, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is one of the landmarks of old Beirut. A very well conserved and restored cathedral that blends in with the diversity and integration of Beirut. A visit is always recommended.

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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Extremely well done and informative You have to visit the basement and view the explanations and listen and view the video of the history of the Church and of Beirut. Beirut is not just beaches and shopping but a lot more history and culture than expected. Loved it

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Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Orthodox is the only way to be spiritual and this venue carries history and a lot of artifacts. Go there with family and friends not mainly to pray but to try to grasp some the pain and effort put into building and decorating it

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Doha, Qatar
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Super rich history and gorgeous area of Downtown Beirut - views all around to other special spots on refurbished downtown Beirut.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Saint George Orthodox Cathedral of Beirut is a most see place if you ever pass by or near the downtown. The Cathedral itself and the attached museum are very beautiful

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