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Shio-Mgvime Monastery, Mtskheta

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Admire vividly colored Orthodox fresco paintings at Shio-Mgvime Monastery, a medieval monastic complex on the northern bank of the Mtkvari River. Built in the 6th century, the main St. John the Baptist church features an octagonal dome erected over a cross foundation. Backed by steep cliffs fringed with lush vegetation, the monastery stands on a plateau accessed by a paved pathway. Put Shio-Mgvime Monastery into our Mtskheta vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • From Tbilisi to go around thirty minutes. The monastery is truly away from civilization. On the back side it is sheltering a huge rock. There are holes in it resembles large niches. visually, the monastery is very old. during the visit held service for the deceased.
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  • Before the monastery we travelled by taxi. Public transportation to the monastery. The place is picturesque, the monastery is on the mountain, at an impasse. Around very nicely. Tourists are few, the monks are friendly: on a hot day offered to all travellers water. Very glad that I was able to visit this place)))))
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  • No desire to spend 1:00 on the road in order to see a very good building, where inside there are many Masonic symbols, Chief of which-the eye, you can see under the window over the cells.
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  • Unbilivebely nice place with a perfect road right to the entrance. Very easy to get from Tbilisi and Mskheta (just 5-10 minutes drive from Mtskheta). Beautiful in any period of the year. Must visit place.
  • The first monastic community at this place was founded by the 6th-century monk Shio (Geo:შიო), one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who came to Georgia as Christian missionaries
  • The Shio-Mgvime monastery is a medieval monastic complex in Georgia. It is located in a narrow limestone canyon on the northern bank of the Kura River, some 30 km from Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital.
  • Amazing place
  • Wonderful cave monastery

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