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Samtavro Church, Mtskheta

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Church Tourist Spot
Part of a monastery complex, Samtavro Church attracts tourists with its ancient wall paintings and tombs of the first king and queen of Georgia. Although most of the complex dates back to 11th, the foundations were set in the 4th century. Inside, admire the dome ceiling built from stone and without ground support, and the wall murals depicting biblical events. Use our Mtskheta itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Samtavro Church and other attractions in Mtskheta.
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  • This review is quite late. Although there were scores of tour packages for Mtskheta from Tbilisi, I decided to do the tour independently. I went to Didube Bus Station and took the minibus bound to Mts...  more »
  • We came here on the 'City Sightseeing Tbilisi' 3 hour tour of Mtskheta (25 GEL per person), Our main focus was seeing the Jvari monastery and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral. This place was another stop ...  more »
  • It was raining when we visited the third church of the day, but were mollified by the information that Georgia's first Christian king, David, 'the Builder' was interred in a garden tomb adjacent to th...  more »