Referred to as the Paris of Middle-East, Beirut offers its visitors an experience of a lifetime. With its beautiful architecture including mosques and churches; the diverse city is rich in history and stories. Here are a few places to consider visiting, if you are looking for a quintessential Beirut religious experience.
Al Omari MosqueImage Credit: commons.wikimedia.org
This mosque dates back to 1291 and was made by the Mamelukes. Though damaged during the Civil War, the remains still hold the beauty to attract travelers from all over the world.
St Elias Greek Catholic ChurchImage Credit: commons.wikimedia.org
Built in 1863, it is one of the major attractions of Beirut. The intricate interior designs are complemented with the marble iconostasis and the pristine neo-classical architecture.
Mohammad Al Amin Mosque
This Franciscan convent was built in the 19th century and is a great example of traditional Lebanese architecture. The beautiful red-bricked structure will surely take you back in time with the beautiful Crucifix of S. Damiano Assisi.
Emir Assaf Mosque
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Located opposite to the Municipal building, this mosque was built between 1572-1580. This church survived the Civil War carnage and is popular among the locals and is considered to be an important landmark of Beirut.
Beirut's travel experience ranges from one end of history to the other - from Omari Mosque to the Joseph Church - yet the spirituality binds all ends together.