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Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut

4.6
#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Beirut
Feel the intimate atmosphere of worship at Al-Omari Mosque. The former Byzentine church dedicated to Saint John has stood since the 12th century, but Mamluks transformed it in 1291, declaring it a mosque. Built over the site of the roman imperial baths, the Roman style (vaults, stone columns, and capitals) dominates the architecture, even though the minaret and entrance in the Mamluk style stand as a historical testaments. Admire the intricate Ottoman detailing that decorates the mosque walls. Use our Beirut trip planning site to add Al-Omari Mosque and other attractions to your Beirut vacation plans.
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  • Seen only from the outside because at that time it was unfortunately impossible to visit it. A commitment to come back!
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  • This mosque does not have the scale and grandeur of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque but it had some very nice carpets on the wall. I also noted its calendar was given in terms of the Christian and Moslem eras...  more »
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  • If you want to get the happiness all you have to do is to go there, the God blessing, relaxation,
  • A serene and understated opulent mosque which welcomes people of all faith and walks of life. When you step in, you cannot buy be awed by the grandeur of this historical building. One should be properly covered when entering. Make sure you check prayer timing so you're allowed inside, if you're not here for prayers.
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