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Address: Rue Mar Maroun | Gemmeyzé, Beirut, Lebanon
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Dedicated to the founder of the Maronite sect, Église Saint-Maron (Knisset...

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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Beautiful church

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manoul
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 painted by Daoud Corm.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 also good to see it in close proximity to a mosque, a great demonstation of... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 been completely rehabilitated, rebuilt, and is gorgeous. Don't miss this. Very close to the Orthodox... More 

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Thank Saranger
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the flower decorations!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 well done and could have benefited from avoiding some "new" additions. It is a beautiful... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the stained glass windows and original apse. An excellent place for Sunday Mass or a... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

There are so many modern additions to this ancient and historic monument that have rendered it very unattractive. Not worth the visit

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Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Going to a church is not only about praying but also clearing your mind, located in the heart of Beirut, this amazing church gives the peace that you need.

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