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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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  • This is visited along with the other cathedral. It is much smaller. Located on top of a hill, it gives a commanding view of Mrskheta town, the cathedral bellow, the merging of two rivers, and the vall...  more »
  • I visited Georgia in my March and Jvari Monastery one of the stops we've had.what a magic and holy place. When you step outside you're overlooking how two rivers become one Mtkvari and Aragvi. Jvari i...  more »
  • This church is one of the spiritual landmarks in Georgia and it is perched in a high mount overlooking Mtskhata. The place is so serene and nice with amazing views and if you are lucky enough to visit...  more »
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  • Stunning view of two rivers. Absolutely must go!
  • the view is amazing you can stay for 1 hour easly
  • What a fantastic building and stunning location. Nice panorama views of the Mtskheta area below.
  • Great views down on Mtskheta, it is well worth a trip uphill!
  • Jvari Monastery is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia