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. Make Shio-Mgvime Monastery part of your personalized Mtskheta itinerary using our Mtskheta online travel planner .
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  • Magnificent monastery with stunning architecture, serene and calm. It is the perfect place that you can mix and match like outing and worth the visit
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  • Go to Mstre - ta, preferably recent taxi, even though the road was rebuilt and paved (2017). Parking. Free entry day. Stairs on the left, visit what may be three visitable places: old church, old chapel, and new Church in operation. Down the paved path. Wonderful, quiet site. Appear in the cliff of the traces of ancient cave habitats, and old constructions (solidified caves). Religious services. Access to a large new cross.
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  • Home legend or zest of this place-it's monks in the rocks. The question is still open-how did they do it? And there's an amazing spring water, which they say is limited in the amount of produced water for the year.
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  • A great place two dozen kilometers from the popular Mtskheta and Jvari. An ancient monastery surrounded by wooded cliffs. Graves and chapels, silence and peace. Very few tourists. A good place where you can meet the sunset (climbing on a rock nearby). Spend money and ask your driver to take you here.
  • The Shio-Mgvime monastery is a medieval monastic complex in Georgia. Just visit and enjoy.
  • The monastery was founded in the 6th century; it was destroyed many times, as many times restored. From Mtskheta 9 kilometers to drive. Located in a picturesque valley, the beautiful Place for visiting, an amazing place with history. The monastry is in secluded location, surrounded by mountans from 3 sides, there are monks still living there. Church is also interesting, paintings on the wall are different from typical georgian style.
  • 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.
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