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National Evangelical Church of Beirut, Beirut

National Evangelical Church of Beirut, Beirut

The National Evangelical Church of Beirut (NEC) is the first native Arabic Protestant congregation in the Middle East. Established in the Lebanese capital in 1848 by Congregational and Presbyterian American missionaries, the NEC is the oldest and the largest of nine congregations situated outside Beirut. In 1870, the first Evangelical Church was built to house the Arabic and English speaking congregations. During the next hundred years, the church was the center for all the activities and celebrations of both communities. Then, during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), it was totally destroyed except for the bell tower and its congregation consequently dispersed. Since its reconstruction in 1998, the National Evangelical Church of Beirut is standing once again in the heart of Beirut's Central District, re-gathering its parishioners into its fold, with its prayer services presided over by Rev. Dr. Habib Badr, as well as with its many socio-cultural and educational activities.

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Sight Name: National Evangelical Church of Beirut
Sight Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Beirut, Lebanon

Create Your Own Walk in Beirut

Create Your Own Walk in Beirut

Creating your own self-guided walk in Beirut is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Since the end of the Lebanese Civil War in 1990, Beirut has been in the process of reviving. There is an ongoing construction boom. You can literally notice the Beirut skyline rising. Many skyscrapers were built after the War and plenty of others are still under construction. Most of them are luxurious residential condominiums. Beirut has been completely transformed after the war. Take this tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Beirut Corniche Walking Tour

Beirut Corniche Walking Tour

A seaside promenade in Beirut is as much about watching the Mediterranean and breathing the air, as it is about exploring the coastline. Among the sights included in this tour is the only natural landmark of Beirut - the Pigeons' Rock. Walk and discover the Corniche of Beirut in its full beauty.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Beirut Introduction Walk

Beirut Introduction Walk

Beirut is a city with rich history going back more than five thousand years. The city’s architecture is a showcase of styles: Ottoman, Greek, Italianate, French, Mamluke Egyptian, Lebanese and more. After the destructive Civil War, Beirut has been gradually rebuilding itself, seeing many of the war-damaged buildings restored to their former state. Follow this orientation walk and discover the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Beirut Places of Worship Walking Tour

Beirut Places of Worship Walking Tour

Beirut is a city of diverse religions; Christians and Muslims are both present. Churches and mosques are some of the major attractions of Beirut due to their architectural beauty, magnificent designs and historical significance. Most of these places of worship were damaged during the Civil War, but were restored and re-opened in 2000. Make sure to discover these beautiful spiritual places, whilst...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles