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Very nice historic mosque

Welcoming to non muslims, this mosque was once a crusader church. A really interesting and unique... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Elyas A
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Beirut, Lebanon
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The site is interesting to view from outside as an ancient structure (closed to tourists on day of... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
CarolynL6
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Melbourne, Australia
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"ancient structure"
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"central mosque"
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"khattab"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Welcoming to non muslims, this mosque was once a crusader church. A really interesting and unique place to visit, full of history and beautiful ornaments!

Thank Elyas A
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

The site is interesting to view from outside as an ancient structure (closed to tourists on day of visit) and particularly peaceful even though it sits in the centre of the city with busy streets surrounding it. The fountain outside was relaxing to sit by...More

Thank CarolynL6
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I liked the way this historic mosque had been renovated and well maintained. Close to another mosque and church which demonstrate well the mosaic and religious tolerance of the country

1  Thank WorldCT
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Very historic and opened to non-Muslims. The architecture is lovely and it's a good place to duck into when the weather is hot. There is AC inside. Rembert to your shoes off and to be respectful.

1  Thank McG_Road_Warrior
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Make sure to look at the original marble mihrab and pulpit. Refill your water bottle with the chilled bottled water.

1  Thank Brannon W
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This mosque dates back to the Byzantine times and used to be a church. It's architecture is awesome.

Thank HannaDiab
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Before being eclipsed by the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, the Omari Mosque was Beirut’s central mosque. It takes its name from the caliph Omar Ibn aI-Khattab. It was built on the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church that was in turn built on the ruins of...More

2  Thank Manoul
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

I visited this mosque after visiting the Mohammad Al-Ameen Mosque. Clearly, these were built in different times. The Al-Omari mosque is smaller and a little more worn, but beautiful inside. Definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank eldosokyjl
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

An extremely unique and beautiful structure. I loved it. It was so calm and peaceful there. I took a few photographs. It was really lovely because I never imagined a mosque built in such a design.

Thank Marguerite C
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Historical place and nice to have a look around with full of memories and history you will find and enjoy going around.

1  Thank sharifa500
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