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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Gem of a Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Though access to the downtown is restricted to a few entrances, the church and the museum are definitely worth visiting. The church dates back to the byzantine era and it has been modified through the ages. The most recent renovation was done in 1995 and it looks amazing! The paintings inside are breathtaking and the history is mesmerizing. The Crypt... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a rather small church in downtown area which is built on ancient ruins.. Being an Orthodox church, it is quite simple and not over decorated. You can feel the silence and even smell the ancient atmosphere inside.

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