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Saint-Maron Eglise

Rue Mar Maroun | Gemmeyzé, Beirut, Lebanon
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Characteristic Maronite parish church

Always open to the public, St Maron is full of character that has not been lost by its extended... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
oliver A
Beirut, Lebanon
via mobile
An old beautiful church...

It's an old beautiful church...one of the oldest church in Beirut gemmayze area...I like the stones... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Issa M
Beirut, Lebanon
via mobile
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Dedicated to the founder of the Maronite sect, Église Saint-Maron (Knisset Mar Maroun in Arabic), lies at the edge Gemmeyzé and Saifi Village. It was likely built in the late 19th century using the traditional stone architecture of the area. The beautiful interior, with its use of ablaq (i.e. bi-coloured) arches, is reminiscent of Moorish and Pisan architecture. A rather impressive crystal chandelier illuminates the centre of the nave.
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Rue Mar Maroun | Gemmeyzé, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Always open to the public, St Maron is full of character that has not been lost by its extended side aisles and remains enhanced by the stained glass and stations if the cross. Worth a short visit.

Thank oliver A
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It's an old beautiful church...one of the oldest church in Beirut gemmayze area...I like the stones that the church was made of...you can pray there peacefully...

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This roman-style church with variegated, Oriental stone arches was built in 1875. It is known for its arcades and quarried stones, and its beauty is reflected in its stained glass windows and its white marble altar, which is surmounted by a portrait of St. Maron...More

Thank Manoul
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This well restored Catholic Church has some of the most brilliant stained glass windows we have seen on this trip. I was informed this church was nearly destroyed during the war and it is good to see it has been returned to use. It is...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This church has modest architecture, but has great significance for the influence of Christians in Lebanon.

Thank RonsteinZen
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Inside this new-seeming church you'll find a sanctuary of peace and a lovely place to take a few minutes and realize this church could nearly have been completely destroyed during the Civil War as it was on the Green Line. Thankfully it survived and has...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 11 February 2016

An old Maronite church in the middle of Beirut. It is so beautiful with stone and marble columns, many painted icons and a very high ceiling. A place to visit for prayer. I have also been there for weddings, it even looks more beautiful with...More

Thank MaykayS
Reviewed 22 December 2015

St Maron made it thought the was being on the green line thanks to sheer luck. It's external rehabilitation after the war is a testament for good taste where the architects tried to preserve its identity and its traditional character. The inside is not so...More

Thank Lebmajor
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Beirut is adorned with beautiful churches for all the Christian denominations. Most of them are within walking distance and this is one of the select Maronite Churches that is dedicated to the patron saint.

2  Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

This is a typical parish church in Beirut's finest area of Gemmezieh/Achrafieh and whether you are Maronite or Catholic (or indeed Anglican!) you will be welcomed with open arms. Yes, they have made some expansions but these have been done with taste and sympathy for...More

1  Thank oliver A
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