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Jvari Church, Mtskheta

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Situated at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, World Heritage Site Jvari Church sits alone atop a desolate, windswept mountaintop. A Georgian Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, the site is where St. Nino converted King Miriam to Christianity (according to tradition) and erected a cross on an existing pagan temple. The current church is believed to have been built between 590 and 605 CE. Explore this site to get a sense of the religious history of the nation. Attempt to read the inscription on the facade, which is said to date the structure by naming the principle builders involved in the construction. Arrange your visit to Jvari Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mtskheta using our Mtskheta vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great view, a very impressive old church located above the river junction, with a great view of mtskheta  more »
  • The place of sacred reasons it is important to the Grúzoknak. Important places of pilgrimage of St. Nino (grúzokat Christian proselytizing Pilgrim) remains of the cross. We primarily focus on intimacy, mystical aura a wonderful landscape and impressive experience was. The hills of glacial melt water from the river Aragvi turquoise color mixing carrying the water of Mtakvari River, muddy indescribably beautiful.
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  • I liked the view more than the church , but you cannot neglect the beautiful architecture of the church  more »
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  • What a fantastic building and stunning location. Nice panorama views of the Mtskheta area below.
  • View is beautiful but the actual church is a bit plain. Still worth a visit however.
  • What a nice place 👌 amazing view over the valley
  • Amazing view over The Valley.
  • The view is very beautiful from there. The church itself is quite simple.