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Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut

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#4 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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  • October 3, 2017
    to enter you get (the woman) a rijab to cover the head, but they are always very friendly, like to tell the story of religion, it's too much, are proud to see the tourists wanting to know the mosque.
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  • September 2, 2017
    We not visit the inside but from the outside the mosque is beautiful. The dimensions are less impressive than that of its imposing neighbouring al amine, but she has much more historical value
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  • July 22, 2017
    Very historic and opened to non-Muslims. The architecture is lovely and it's a good place to duck into when the weather is hot. There is AC inside. Rembert to your shoes off and to be respectful.  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    very nice peaceful huge mosque
  • June 6, 2017
    Oldest mosque in lebanon
  • January 11, 2017
    this mosque is supr
  • June 30, 2016
    Great mosque
  • August 8, 2016
    😮😮😮

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