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  Eglise Saint-Louis des Capucins (June 06)
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  • Eglise Saint-Louis des Capucins (June 06) - Beirut
      Eglise Saint-Louis des Capucins (June 06)
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      The dome (June 06)
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      The façade - June 06
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The Church of Saint Louis serves the community of Latin rite, i.e. Roman Catholics. It was built in 1863 by the Capuchins, who first arrived in Lebanon in 1628, and who continue to run the church. The Neo-Romanesque stone structure, restored in 2002, makes this church one of the most beautiful in Beirut. It is situated just above the Roman Baths in downtown Beirut, next to the Ottoman Hospital (CDR Building), and its white tower is visible from other parts of Beirut. The location is often referred to as Bab Idriss, which translates to "Idriss Gate", in reference to the city gate that once existed here when Beirut was a walled city.

Address: Rue de France, Beirut Central District (Downtown)
Directions: Next to the Ottoman Hospital, above the Roman Baths

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2010
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