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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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A very picturesque cathedral. The architecture and interior is mesmerising. Worth a visit to this amazing cathedral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Karachi
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This Cathedral was outstanding. On a whim, my friend and I decided to go inside after seeing the historic-looking exteriors and murals, and the inside was beautiful and decor was very detailed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This chirch is a true prayer place the ambiance inside those walls fulled with iconic painting would give the feeling that you are in heaven. The church is a combinatiin of 2 histories a recent one and an older (more than 100 years) to give you the feeling of stability of the greek orthodox church. Jist go there and pray,... More 

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Aleppo, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wonderful old Church from the 16th centuries. Too many hand's painted Icons inside it. Too many stories to tell by these icons Lovely wooden carving for the Iconostas in the front of the altar. Who wants to know about the region's Saints??? must see this Church.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Having 18 different communities in Lebanon each one with their different religious differences, it is very interesting to see a building like this one closed to a Catholic church and 3 mosques built in different periods. I liked the building and the style

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A very impressive church, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George in Beirut, has unique architecture and with it recent refurbishment it can stand adequetly next to the impressive mosque and the maronite cahtedral that suround them. Make sure you go out and visit the holy mary chapel just outside the cathedral.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

That is another lesson to the world that they can and have lived for thousands of years all religions respecting each others in this small country .

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