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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut
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The oldest still-active church in Beirut, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George serves as the seat of the city’s Greek Orthodox Bishop. Built in the 18th century in place of the ruins of an ancient church, it was restored several times throughout the centuries and reopened in 2003, after being vandalized in the civil war. During the restorations in the 1990s, an array of artifacts were excavated from the area, ranging from the Roman and Byzantine times to relics from the Ottoman empire. Step inside to admire the frescoes and paintings of the interior, or visit the crypt where the archaeological findings are housed. Plan to see Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George and other attractions that appeal to you using our Beirut itinerary maker.
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  • Do not miss the fresco of Jesus Christ, on the left wall next to iconostácio. Several shots hit the wall without which the fresco was damaged.
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  • Beirut will fascinate ... amid traffic jams, not maintained buildings, luxury marina-restaurants, fine jogging along the corniche ... and suddenly you find a Pearl .... this Cathedral (call it rather small church) is architecturally a Pearl ... don't miss it
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  • In the old town is the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George. I got to see her outside only and cannot appreciate the examples for Byzantine art seen only in photographs and in a book that describes the type, pictures and history. It is unique as it is near the political center, a famous mosque and other sites that are important to the story, to neighborhoods, to be placed in the historical centre. However it is place to visit, including mosques, when possible, or the Roman baths in all their peculiarity. The religious atmosphere, especially at this time in history, has a particular influence that joins the purely political situation, connected to something else.
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  • Almost 250 year old, this gem of byzantine architecture and iconography stands as a witness of past time and cultures that have been present in Lebanon. Its amazingly well restored interiors show an extreme richness like all byzantine art and the underground museum reveals much about the history of the old city that lies underneath the current Beirut. Must See!
  • Really nice place, you can still see the bullets damage inside the church
  • Amazing history. Don't miss the underground museum
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  • Reading about the principal cathedral and the historical one in Beirut.