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The Maronite Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut

The Maronite Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut

Saint George Maronite Cathedral is the cathedral of the Maronite Archdiocese. Its construction, with a Neoclassical facade, interior and plan inspired by the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, began in 1884 and ended in 1894.

The cathedral was heavily hit and shelled during the Lebanese civil war and was plundered and defaced. A number of works of art that were looted have since been recovered, including the famous painting by Delacroix representing Saint George, the patron saint of the cathedral and of the Archdiocese of the city of Beirut.

The cathedral was restored after the end of the hostilities and was re-inaugurated by the Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir on 24 April 2000.

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Sight Name: The Maronite Cathedral of Saint George
Sight Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Sight Type: Religious
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