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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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TripAdvisor
  • I am coming to Shiogvime for the past ten years because this place has some special appeal to me. Recently the monastery seemed to have undergone some upgrades which took a lot of the appeal away. Mos...  more »
  • You can get to the monastery from Mtskheta - there is a pointer to the monastery on the central square of the city. The road is one. The Shio-Mgvime Monastery is a medieval monastic architectural comp...  more »
  • The Monks certainly had an eye for a view. Beautiful views of the River and wonderful 'air'. No doubt this is the origin of the local ChaCha.......  more »
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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