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Anchiskhati Basilica

Tbilisi, Georgia
4.9 / 7
The church was built in the VI century by Tsar Dacha Ujarmeli, it is the oldest temple of Georgia, dating to the present day (taking into account the reconstruction and destruction of the XV-XVII centuries). During the USSR, the territory of the temple was adapted to a museum of folk crafts and art workshops. Now one of Georgia's best choirs performs in Anchishhati Church. The building also houses valuable icons.
Address:11 Ioane Shavteli Street, Tbilisi

Cagdas A.

Less crowded basilica and the oldest, you can visit

Susanne Scott

Beautiful old church!! I listened to a service and admired the interior. Fantastic gift shop on the grounds with lovely enamel jewelry, original pain.. Read more »

Iuliia Kuznetsova

A truly holy place, an oldest church of Tbilisi with amazing atmosphere. Brings peace to your soul.

Ondřej Tejnecký

You get goose bump when you get there. The genuine history all around you. I was there when there was a liturgy - beatiful!.

Esma Tanta

The feeling is increadable. The angle of the windows was especially desinged to capture the light for the diffirent areas of the church. 6th century B.. Read more »

Sharon L. Ware

Incredible feeling inside this very ancient church. String scent of old stone and history. Made me wonder what that church has seen. Highly recommende.. Read more »

Irakli Kikonishvili

Love this church. The oldest church in Tbilisi where you can hear one of the best church choir in Georgia.

Davit Kobiashvili (kobeto

Beautiful church in Tbilisi

keti gogishvili

St. Mary's Church, Bell's Church, was built in the VI century, during the reign of King Dachi Ujarmeli. According to legend, during the Arab rule, ".. Read more »

journeywith joah

I went there, it was very beautiful. Wander full church shop. I definitely recommend for both pilgrims and tourists alike.

giorgi salamashvili

According to the old Georgian annals, the church was built by the King Dachi of Iberia (circa 522-534) who had made Tbilisi his capital. Originally de.. Read more »

George Gvimradze

Must see if you are in Tbilisi

Patricia Tan

Literally means ‘icon of Anchi’ though the local owner of the souvenir shop next door tells me that it is the ‘icon of Tbilisi’. Impressive history an.. Read more »

Eugene Stephen Cerrada

Having rich history as the oldest church in Tbilisi

Michael McDaid

Special. Buy your icons from here, or any church actually, at better than Street prices and it will help for the restorations.


3 stars average, In the Church I heard the sound of broken heater. it was pretty warm inside and smells good. A bit dark and light of candle made me s.. Read more »

Olga Nadiradze

This place is pretty old and beautiful. In the center of old town in Tbilisi. As a kid I used to play here, in the garden. Small but full of history. .. Read more »

En tio

This is the oldest church in the whole Tbilisi. Despite the basilica is ondergoing some renovation on the interior, one can really enjoy the quiet and.. Read more »

Marina Petukhova

The atmosphere is amazing- try to get there between the tourist groups - to feel and enjoy