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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Amazing Christian church nestled near a major Mosque ( or three ) downtown in Beirut. Catacombes below are worth a visit to see the layers of history on the site. This reminds one how multi-religious ... read more »
this church has been restored several times. the church is above and below u can see the historical events. there is an uncovered skeleton for a soldier and 24 other covered skeletons who u can see. t... read more »
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Really nice place, you can still see the bullets damage inside the church
Malik Al Junaidy
Reading about the principal cathedral and the historical one in Beirut.
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Samar YassineA majestic and prestigious placeshow original
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