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Saint Nicolas Church - Saida

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Saida, Saida district

The Church of Saint Nicolas was built in the 15th century, as the cathedral of the Byzantine Antiochian Archbishopric in Sidon (Saida), in southern Lebanon. Its dome is the biggest in the city and its altar dates back to the Mamluk period. 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 one part for the Greek Orthodox community and the other one for the Greek Catholics. At the door of the Greek Orthodox bishop which is part of the cathedral there is a small chapel dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul.