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Jvari Church, Mtskheta

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • You can always hope from the town of Mtskheta. Choice was walking in Mtskheta, and many ask taxi and cab, so it can trust from people. It was a round trip 15 lari. I went to Mtskheta, try through datvis.
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  • If you've already seen quite a few churches in Georgia, this one won't impress you very much as such - but the location is stunning and definitely worth doing a detour for: you have a great view of Mt...  read more »
  • On foot do not advise, take the car in the center of Mtskheta (back went directly to 25 Metro gel). Fabulous-looking, the temple itself. Lucky, the weather was clear, saw Kazbek. Do not skimp, beauty and atmosphere around worth your attention!
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