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Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut

4.7
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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 Romanesque architecture Mosque in Beirut commercial district It was built in the year 635 . severely damaged during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), then it was renovated in 2004 in a way...  more »
  • Formerly a church, the structure is not the Al-Omari Mosque. It's interesting to see how the building was transitioned from one religion to the other. It's often not open.  more »
  • It was very challenging to find it, though it was directly in front of our eyes! No proper sign, no proper information. Poor lighting at night. A lot needs to be done from the outside. Very beautiful....  more »
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  • NEW TO ME HERE IT LOOKS GREAT A PLACE OF WORLD PEACE AND PLEATY OF HOLY BIBLICAL WEALTH I SEE HIM THE ALMIGHTY HERE IN THE U.S.A, WE ASK OUR; ~ CREATOR ~~FOR FORGIVENESS, ~~~AND PEACE~,+,+,+; NOT FOOLISHNESS,
  • This used to be a crusader church for saint john turned into a mosque with the mamlook occupation of beirut almost 100 years after it was built. It is almost 1000 years old and is a very nice place to visit.
  • They provide you withan Abaya to wear to enter if inappropriately dressed and shoes must be removed
  • This mosque used to be a church in ancient time. That is why it is in rectangular shape.
  • So beautiful and historical🙏

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