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Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Beirut
Feel the intimate atmosphere of worship at Al-Omari Mosque. The former Byzentine church dedicated to Saint John has stood since the 12th century, but Mamluks transformed it in 1291, declaring it a mosque. Built over the site of the roman imperial baths, the Roman style (vaults, stone columns, and capitals) dominates the architecture, even though the minaret and entrance in the Mamluk style stand as a historical testaments. Admire the intricate Ottoman detailing that decorates the mosque walls. Use our Beirut trip planning site to add Al-Omari Mosque and other attractions to your Beirut vacation plans.
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  • A beautiful mosque in the downtown area. A must see in producing ... While visiting the downtown area already either at the beginning or at the end will surely encounter ...
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  • The site is interesting to view from outside as an ancient structure (closed to tourists on day of visit) and particularly peaceful even though it sits in the centre of the city with busy streets surr...  more »
  • Church? Mosque? Both! This building has been a church at the time of the Crusaders which explains its entirely novel character. Transformed into a mosque in the middle ages, it retains its three apses, but the mirhab is oriented differently, it is very amazing! A very nice tour, but women must agree to wear a full veil, lent to the entry
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  • One of the most Islamic heritage we still have in Beirut. Side by side with Church Bells and the call for Prayers... Love it
  • One of the oldest mosque in Beirut. It is a must see
  • Serene ... beirut most beautiful mosque History of this mosque is interesting
  • very nice peaceful huge mosque
  • A must visit ... Historical mosque

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