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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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This stunning cathedral is hidden within downtown Beirut. The inside of the cathedral are absolutely breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stunning cathedral is hidden within downtown Beirut. The inside of the cathedral are absolutely breathtaking.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cathedral is 1600 years old. It has known all the civilisations that have invaded Beirut (from the Romans, to the Byzanthines, the Mamlouks, the Ottomans, the Crusades) and is still standing. Just like a phoenix, it rose from ashes after a terrible earthquake swallowed Beirut in 555. You will find mural paintings, mosaics, and other ornements of all centuries.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you think you've been to every kind of museum out there, think again! You need to take the time (you won't need more then half an hour) to visit the underground museum at this cathedral. To be fair, there agent many artifacts on display, but how many examples of the same artifact do you want to look at anyway!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

All the walls of the cathedral were painted , Icons, Gold Iconestase for the twelve student and for the Saints especially Saint George's which is the cathedral on his name, splendid historical Byzantine Icon, Greec and Russia wonderful you see all the walls with the picture painted by one man

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

if you are a fan of architecture and like to enjoy walking around well renovated and modernized places this is the place to go to, this church in very nice location very close to lebanese parliament offsetting the Rolex Tower watch downtown, must see if you go there its walking area no cars allowed in

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Thank ahannouff
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Beautiful architecture inside out that reflects the byzantine heritage of this orthodox cathedral with Beirut central district .exceptional iconostas . A must visit A++++

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This restored structure is on a very ancient religious site. As such, it has a tangible sacred feel that seems to emanate from the centuries of Christian worship. The painted saints are a mixture of original and new copies. Near the iconostasis there is a transparent window in the floor which gives a tantalizing glimpse of the world class crypt... More 

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Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Although God cannot be contained in a place, yet when you go into the cathedral, you feel His presence. Among all the churches I've been to, this one is by far the place to be when you need to take a moment for yourself and pray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

A very picturesque cathedral. The architecture and interior is mesmerising. Worth a visit to this amazing cathedral.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Walking around and find a fabulous church where to sit and think. And while thinking stay. And remember. And pray. For you and for the rest. Whatever is your believing.

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