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Al-Omari Mosque

The famous Al-Omari Mosque, in Beirut has had a very diverse history. A Roman temple once stood where it currently stands; this was destroyed at some point in history. In the twelfth century, a cathedral named the Church of St John the Baptist of the Knights Hospitallers was built on the same spot; this was converted into a mosque when Saladin conquered Beirut in 1187 AD. Ten years later, crusaders captured it again, and promptly turned it back into a church. The Mamluks ended this back and forth in 1291, by capturing it and turning it back into a mosque.

  • See Beirut's Al-Omari Mosque, one of the first to debut the Umayyad square minaret style; there are four of these, soaring into the Beirut sky, looking like they are standing guard over a central dome.
  • Experience the mosque at night, when it is lit up, forming a magical, spectacular sight, like a scene from the Arabian nights.
  • Enjoy its design; this is one of the oldest mosques in the world, and an excellent example of twelfth-century architecture.

The Al-Omari mosque is located on Weygand Street, Beirut. The city is well served by a network of buses. A private company, the Lebanese Commuting Company, runs the red-and-white ones and the large blue-and-white ones are government owned; they all provide excellent service. To stop one, simply hail the driver, as there are no official stops. A motorbike is a great way to get around. Renting a car is also possible, and a very convenient way of getting to the mosque. Taxis are also available, particularly in areas frequented by tourists, such as outside major hotels.

Hotels near Al-Omari Mosque

29 hotels near Al-Omari Mosque

1 Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Phoenicia Street Map

Designed to be luxurious and relaxing, Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel Beirut offers the guests all the required facilities and features. GeneralConference facilities are available for your business... More

2 Gefinor Rotana Hotel

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Clemenceau Street Map

For a sophisticated stay in Beirut, Gefinor Rotana Hotel is quite a good option. With its premium services and classy ambience, visitors are set to have a relaxing time in the hotel. The magical... More

3 Ramada Beirut Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5

Mina El Hosn Chateaubriand St Map

The Ramada Hotel Beirut Downtown invites you for a pleasurable stay by providing excellent amenities, friendly staff and easy access to area attractions like the ABC Ashrafieh Shopping Center,... More

4 Four Seasons Beirut

5 stars
5.0 / 5

1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue, Map

Modern and chic, Four Seasons Hotel Beirut is a luxury property that provides an opulent accomodations with exceptional views of Beirut City and Mediterranean Sea. Vacationers at this city centre... More

5 Raouche Arjaan by Rotana, Beirut

5 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

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Raouche Arjaan By Rotana Beirut Hotel is a modern hotel situated in the heart of the famous Raouche Boulevard. The hotel is minutes away from the lively downtown area and many attractions. The... More

6 Lotos Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5

13-5904 Avenu Map

All rooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs with cable channels and 24-hour room service. Other amenities available to guests include kitchens, balconies, and TVs. More

7 Bella riva Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Caracas Street Map

Set close to Mediterranean Sea and local attractions, Bella Riva Hotel creates a fitting base for travellers in the heritage-rich Lebanon capital. Tourists in Beirut peruse through art exhibits at... More

8 Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche

5 stars
2.0 / 5

Australia Street - Raouche Map

Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche invites travellers to comfortable accommodations in a central location during a stay in the Lebanon capital. Guests can visit Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and explore the... More

9 Golden Tulip Serenada Hamra

4 stars
2.5 / 5

Abdel Aziz Street Map

Featuring classic elegance, tasteful accommodations and central location, Golden Tulip Serenada Hotel makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers while in Beirut. This sophisticated... More

10 Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5

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Offering chic comfort and functionality, Coral Suites Al Hamra Hotel Beirut makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers while in Beirut. This sophisticated hotel offers convenient... More