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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Wonderfull old Cathedral

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Georges is the Mother Cathedral of the Beirut Orthodox community. The Cathedral is the oldest church in the city of Beirut, and one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Georges is the Mother Cathedral of the Beirut Orthodox community. The Cathedral is the oldest church in the city of Beirut, and one of the oldest in the region: Must see...

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Do not miss the archaeological finds in the underground level . All the history of old Beirut is there .

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Visiting this Cathedral is at first an act of faith and prayer. In it you feel the immense glory of God. The altar , the walls and the columns are covered by antique and new holy icons and frescoes (old and new).This very old Cathedral is built on centuries of roman and greek ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Quite understand but one must visit it as its great when inside . Peaceful and stunning at the same time. Not like the huge cathedrals one sees in other countries , but beautiful in a intimate way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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