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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut

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Religious Site
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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  • A beautiful and quiet place to spend a few precious moments,wondering why different religions have been able to live together in harmony for centuries, but can be made to fight each other so quickly a...  more »
  • We were walking around some streets at night and came across this beautiful, ancient church. It is good that it is free to enter. The church was quiet and seemed a reflective and peaceful place. Apart...  more »
  • unfortunately i have been to all the key cathedrals in europe so compared to them, this was just so so but in the city center and next to all the other major attractions so you might as well take a pe...  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!
  • Really nice place, you can still see the bullets damage inside the church
  • Amazing history. Don't miss the underground museum
  • Ok
  • Reading about the principal cathedral and the historical one in Beirut.