"St. George's Cathedral" Beirut Things to Do Tip by iwys

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St. George's is a Maronite cathedral, built in neo-classical style in 1888 and recently restored after being very badly damaged during the Civil War. I appeared to be the only visitor that day and the man at the door, who I believe was the rector, seemed a bit nervous at first. He soon relaxed however and was keen to show me the bullet holes in the door that I had just walked through.

Inside the cathedral there are some older icons including one of St. George slaying the dragon. St. George, of course, came from Lebanon, although he is now claimed as a patron saint by many other people, including the Catalans and the English, who adopted him when they were here during the crusades. There is another cathedral called St. George's, in Beirut, belonging to the Greek Orthodox church.

Address: Rue Emir Bechir
Directions: Downtown, near Place d'Etoile

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  • Updated Mar 28, 2007
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