Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut

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#2 of 15 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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    This place deserves that we stop time to marvel at this superb architecture, frescoes, this place simply. Everything is very well preserved and flashy! The photos are prohibited.
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  • August 10, 2017
    an impressive place that makes us discover the richness of the history of Beirut, the discovery of archaeological excavations is so impressive! It is for this said there are 7 Beirut in Beirut!
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  • July 22, 2017
    When in the area, this is a must. The church is old and has a lot of history. It is highly recommend that you pay the 5,000lp to see the crypt museum under the church. You will only need 30 minutes to...  more »
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  • July 11, 2016
    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!
  • February 8, 2017
    A Must visit monument in the heart of the city. Ask to see the underground church built a thousands years from now.
  • June 20, 2017
    Great church
  • July 6, 2016
    Amazing history. Don't miss the underground museum
  • June 30, 2016
    Really nice place, you can still see the bullets damage inside the church

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