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Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut

4.7
#4 of 17 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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  • You can sense the age of this important site as you enter. Sits smack in middle of banking/ government buildings!  more »
  • As has happened many times with the change of domination, this was a church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, erected by the Crusaders in the twelfth century, then became a mosque under the Mamluks. It is located in the center of Beirut.
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  • That used to be a church. Very beautiful building, though quite small. Very good conditions. Not always open.  more »
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  • If you want to get the happiness all you have to do is to go there, the God blessing, relaxation,
  • A serene and understated opulent mosque which welcomes people of all faith and walks of life. When you step in, you cannot buy be awed by the grandeur of this historical building. One should be properly covered when entering. Make sure you check prayer timing so you're allowed inside, if you're not here for prayers.
  • Old mosque in fancy downtown Beirut
  • Beautifully restored thanks to everyone's contribution
  • One of the most Islamic heritage we still have in Beirut. Side by side with Church Bells and the call for Prayers... Love it
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