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. Make Jvari Church a centerpiece of your Mtskheta vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mtskheta holiday maker .
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  • Fantastic beauty place! The monastery offers stunning views on the merger of the aragvi and Mtkvari, the ancient capital of Georgia-Mtskheta, weather permitting, are visible to the snowy peaks of the Caucasus. If you remove all tourists Jvari would be perfect:) but from the galdjashhej crowd can easily hide under the city wall, where you can enjoy nature indefinitely and represent themselves on site Elements (optional). Entrance is free of charge. The current Temple. From Tbilisi arrived by taxi-quickly and cheaply.
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  • Perched atop a hill, it can get Super windy and cold in winters. View from the church down to the town is pretty with the confluence of the 2 rivers  more »
  • The Church itself is not so breathtaking inside (compared to others), but the surrounding views, well worth a visit. You can see the wide surroundings of the beautiful hilly panorama, but above all in the town of Mtskheta, and tri-river confluence that surrounding it. The unique thing that I don't know where else to see the ...
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  • It's beautiful from the top. Bring something warm with as it's extremely cold and icy breeze from the mountains blowing.
  • Dating back to several centuries ago, this is the place where first cross was erected in Georgia. Jvari is treasured intact on the hilltop. It is symbolic of faith and honorary historical landmark. From Jvari, you see the confluence of two rivers, a beautiful landscape in all directions and this visit enriches your learning into historical facts in Georgia. We visited Jvari monastery in late November 2017 and loved it.
  • I am so glad that I went there. It was very beautiful and was having a great time with the nature.
  • There is not so much to see here, but the view is fantastic and very picturesque. The only way to get here is to take a taxi in Mtskheta.
  • Great views and nice atmosphere of freedom
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