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Saint Nicolas Church

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Saida, Saida district

Saint Nicolas Church is the cathedral of the Byzantine Antiochian archbishopric in Saida, in the South. It was built in the 15th century and the dome is the biggest in the city. Its altar dates back to the Mamluk period and its iconostasis, a wall of icons and religious paintings separating the central area from the sanctuary, dates back to the 18th century. In 1819, the church was divided into two parts, one for the Greek Orthodox community and the other for Greek Catholics. At the Greek Orthodox door there is a small chapel dedicated to the two notable saints, Saint Peter and Saint Paul.