Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Tbilisi, Georgia
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Zion Cathedral was a cathedral until 2004. The first temple on this site was erected in the VI century, later newer buildings appeared, in which fragments of previous buildings were used. As a result, the facade of the Zion Cathedral turned out to be composed of stone parts belonging to different eras. The most significant shrine of the church is the cross of St. Nino, which converted Georgia to the Christian faith.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Address:Narekvavi-Mtskheta-Railway Station, Mtskheta


It’s a great place to visit with an old town vibes. The place is peaceful as well as the locals. There are local stores where you can buy souvenirs from carpets to snow globes and you can even haggle from local vendors. :)


The reason I love this place so much is because it is a historic and very ancient place, and yet it is in good condition and preserved. Located in the center of the city and right in front of Mtskhetta's local market is also a great advantage.


Amazing history of the church. You need to have a guide who gives you the proper history about it(Luka was my guide from Budget Friendly tour). Beautiful, peaceful and interesting church. I was really mesmerized when I entered. I would love to come b.. Read more »


This is the biggest and most important Religious center of Medieval Georgia. It's great to see how it's well preserved. I just find the statues/sculptures somewhat odd.


Free to get in but there are boxes for voluntary donations for example to poor families. The cathedral is wonderful. You can really sense how old it is. Inside it's nice and cool in the summer.


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