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Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut

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Ruin 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. Put Al-Omari Mosque into our Beirut trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Beirut.
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  • Before being eclipsed by the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, the Omari Mosque was Beirut’s central mosque. It takes its name from the caliph Omar Ibn aI-Khattab. It was built on the ruins of an ancient Byzan...  more »
  • I visited this mosque after visiting the Mohammad Al-Ameen Mosque. Clearly, these were built in different times. The Al-Omari mosque is smaller and a little more worn, but beautiful inside. Definitely...  more »
  • An extremely unique and beautiful structure. I loved it. It was so calm and peaceful there. I took a few photographs. It was really lovely because I never imagined a mosque built in such a design.  more »
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