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. 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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  • Welcoming portal with elegant arcades lead into a main hall at the end of which worshippers pay respect to Saint George. Of classical Greek orthodox design, the structure is well-maintained by the mem...  more »
  • I love the churches of the Lebanon especially the Orthodox... Incredible voices without any musical instrument, or the icons made with faith and natural raw material...
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  • The Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Beirut is the city's oldest extant church. It has been built over the Anastasi Romano-Byzantine Cathedral and if you look through a glass floor in the church, ...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful church's in beirut
  • Stunning. Stunning. Stunning. The definition of grandness.
  • A must visit for praying
  • 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!
  • Beautiful church

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