Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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 church will surprise you in many ways. It's an eighteenth century church that was built on top of a much earlier one from the 4th century. The much older church had been forgotten for hundreds...  more »
  • Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George is one of the oldest churches in Lebanon. With beautiful architecture..  more »
  • We were walking downtown around noon and most of the religious places were closed but the St George Orthodox crypt was open. It is located on the side of the church and the ticket price is 5000 L.L...  more »
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  • Church with old original icons and paintings Preserved and guarded. Very humbling prayer environment. A place to visit and admire.
  • Very decent 👍 place clean and historical the church is a compound of three old churchs
  • Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut and its dependencies. It is the city's oldest extant church: it has been built over the disappeared Anastasi Romano-Byzantine Cathedral. Wikipedia
  • It's an amazing experience, to see the ancient arts.
  • Love it, love the mass and sure the word of our beloved Archbishop Aoude

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