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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon
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Waste of time - very boring building with nonsensical rules

Plain and simple - don’t waste your time. The building is pedestrian and very a typical. Not much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shatterah
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Beautiful and solemn place of worship

While I had read a lot about Lebanon, I was nevertheless surprised by the beauty of the many wider... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Intrepid4ever
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Average5%
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plain and simple - don’t waste your time. The building is pedestrian and very a typical. Not much uniqueness to be seen. Unless you have time you want to waste, I would avoid. Side note - doesn’t make an ounce of sense but they don’t...More

Thank shatterah
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

While I had read a lot about Lebanon, I was nevertheless surprised by the beauty of the many wider christian community in Lebanon, especially in Beirut - Jounieh areas. This cathedral is particular beautiful and peaceful. Badly damaged and vandalised during the civil war, a...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Its located in the heart of downtown beirut right in front of the clock tower in nejmeh street, this church is very beautiful ! The interior is Not to be missed ! Ps : No photos are allowed to be taken inside in order to...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Few may know that in 2018, 28 years after the end of the lebanese 75 civil war, there are no official modern history texts. If you are hungry to discover some hidden war stories you have to visit this cathedral. It's location : in the...More

1  Thank kaddoum
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We just saw a babtism of a child. This was a great and happy experience seeing all the happy people and the friendly priest. God bless the child and all of us!

Thank Zsolt Gyorgy F
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The view and the structure of the church was amazing. The place was peaceful and relaxing. I was able to feel the energy within it

1  Thank lisawilliam079
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

a beautiful old church. you will be amazed by the old architecture. the church has a very oldddd church (17th century) that was kept under the new one

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

As an orthodox I found that church amazing. during the war was half destroyed. the temple is a piece of art!!

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The Saint George Orthodox Cathedral is the main Greek Orthodox Church of Lebanon and one of the oldest Churches that is very well maintained. The Cathedral architecture is fascinating and interior design and contents are very beautiful; the Altar, the Dome, the Walls, the Ceilings,...More

1  Thank Issa N
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Renovated after the civil war, this historical cathedral has been very successfully renovated. Its colorful frescoes and golden iconosthasis, make it one of the most beautiful churches in Lebanon. Sadly, pictures aren't allowed inside.Don't forget to visit the Nourieh Church right behind it and the...More

1  Thank Elyas A
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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.
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