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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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Very Interesting

Wonderful old church with the most magnificent wall paintings. Very friendly staff and free to... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Kingston, Canada
must see

it is not easy to get to this location - it is in quarded area and sometimes solders do not let you... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Markéta V
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Wonderful old church with the most magnificent wall paintings. Very friendly staff and free to enter. The front of the church has a see through floor into the excavations under the floor and you can visit the excavation site for a small fee (which is...More

Thank 4l7278
Reviewed 3 October 2017

it is not easy to get to this location - it is in quarded area and sometimes solders do not let you go in. but if you get there, you should see it, it is lovely place

Thank Markéta V
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited one Sunday. Didn't actually go in as a service was underway. Lovely singing and incense coming out from inside. In a lovely quiet part of town especially on a weekend. Right next door to a huge area of Roman ruins and opposite the main...More

Thank Alastair D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This cathedral hides more than what can be seen at first sight. If you are lucky enough you´ll meet a very friendly church clerk who will tell you the story of the war first hand. Many paintings are still original ones which bullet holes while...More

Thank Ginni10
Reviewed 22 September 2017

this place has an emotional space in my heart as i used to go when i was a kid. it's a beautiful historic church with amazing paintings on the ceiling and the walls and valuable icons too. for people who are believers they will find...More

Thank Ghada K
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I liked this cathedral. Lots of gold icons and painted columns and ceiling domes. Services were actually going on while I was there which made my visit very special.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 22 July 2017

When in the area, this is a must. The church is old and has a lot of history. It is highly recommend that you pay the 5,000lp to see the crypt museum under the church. You will only need 30 minutes to see the full...More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Well maintained and beautiful. Make sure to see the glass floor opening to see the Roman foundations of the church. Free entry. Dress appropriately. Close to the city center and the parliament building. Check out the icons including the four gospel writers on the ceiling...More

Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Many Empires passed from Levanon history. There is a great museum beneath this church. You can visit place for 5000 Lebanon Lira for person. An Excavation was made after civil war before reconstruction of church and they saw many churches were constructed during different eras...More

Thank abuyukkezer
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is an interesting church in the centre of Beirut (near Parliament) and worth a stop, which showcases Lebanon's Christian heritage

Thank peterdeirdreben
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12 May 2017|
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Response from Manoul | Reviewed this property |
The church and the museum are free, but inside the church, it's not allowed to take photos.