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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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  • Many Empires passed from Levanon history. There is a great museum beneath this church. You can visit place for 5000 Lebanon Lira for person. An Excavation was made after civil war before reconstructio...  more »
  • This is an interesting church in the centre of Beirut (near Parliament) and worth a stop, which showcases Lebanon's Christian heritage  more »
  • A beautiful Cathedral full of small details all over the walls, located at downtown Beirut in front of the clock tower, that is worth visiting.  more »
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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!
  • A Must visit monument in the heart of the city. Ask to see the underground church built a thousands years from now.
  • Great church
  • Amazing history. Don't miss the underground museum
  • Really nice place, you can still see the bullets damage inside the church

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