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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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  • so old building, but wonderly preserved. They have a museum in the underground. I recommend reserve tree hours. 
  • This was a really interesting experience because the calmness and tranquility immediately hit me when I entered the church. I was very tired climbing up and down steep stairways and it was cold, windy...  more »
  • Very authentic Cathedral, not to miss the underground museum; the Sunday mass is a must. Having your wedding ceremony in this Cathedral is the best you can do, though this will be quite expensive. 
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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.