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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  • Beautiful and sparse Orthodox church that opens on place de l Etoile... It still bears the signs of war but it is worth looking closely at the structure and the ancient frescoes. Very close to the great Mosque... Union of Religions
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  • The Greek-orthodox cathedral St. George is really an amazing place, with lots to see and learn. It's is literally a time-capsule that hopefull will continue to attract more people to enjoy it's beauty...  more »
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  • Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut and its dependencies. It is the city's oldest extant church: it has been built over the disappeared Anastasi Romano-Byzantine Cathedral. Wikipedia
  • It's an amazing experience, to see the ancient arts.
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