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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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  • Short stop to visit this small ancient Church inside maybe one of the simplest but also one of the oldest in Georgia. Just for the wonderful view from this church worth a stop.
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  • This is a very ancient place from 4th century, It towers over the road and can be seen from the road to Kazbegi, Stunning view of two rivers merging, one coming from turkey and the other from Russian ...  more »
  • it really raises a question: how in sixth century they could bring stones to the hill to build the monastery? Great feeling for orthodox Christian to feel inside when looking at