Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut

4.7
#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Beirut
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. Using our custom trip planner, Beirut attractions like Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This lovely church has perfect proportions. Walk in through the portico and you are greeted with delicate columns, painted ceilings and detailed iconic frescoes of the saints. This is a small church a...  more »
  • Beautiful place of prayer the reconstruction of the Cathedral is superb located near the martyrs ' square
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  • Many of the churches and mosques were badly damaged in the indiscriminate destruction of the civil war, this cathedral part of the casualty of war. It has been completely renovated. You are not allowe...  more »
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  • The most beautiful of the churches in Beirut. Not only the church itself is beautifully decorated, with paintings in every wall and in the ceiling, but there is also a chapel and a museum in the same complex. The chapel in the back is pretty, simple and gives a relaxed feeling. I felt I could spend hours there. An oasis in the turmoil that is a day walking through Beirut. The museum under the church, which is accessible from the left side is small but really interesting and a well maintained. It costs 5 thousand and is worth it. There you can see ruins of other ages in the same site. So it gives you the idea of how long has this soil been used by different civilizations.
  • Superb cathedral. Magnificent paintings. Peaceful sanctuary.
  • Historically interesting. Old church built over an ancient one whose remains can be seen. Successfully restaured after the damage done during the war. Very attractive wall paintings inside, nicely lit. Beautiful old gold colored screen, iconostasis, with icons.
  • My favourite church in Beirut. You must visit the underneath Museum.
  • Beautiful old church in down town
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