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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

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A World Heritage Site, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dates back to the 4th century and is the legendary burial site of Jesus Christ's mantle. Visit the site to learn the story that goes with the claim of the burial place of garment, which involves its purchase after Christ's crucifixion. The church, founded by St. Nino, was the coronation and burial site for many of the kings of Georgia. You can also view a 4th-century stone baptismal font, believed to have been used to baptize King Miriam and Queen Nana, and the remnants of the life-giving pillar of legend. Put Svetitskhoveli Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mtskheta itinerary builder.
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  • Despite the fact that many feel the same temples and churches, each one charges you incredible energy, each filled with history and wonder
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  • This is the main attraction of the world heritage site of Georgia's former capital Mtskheta. Large church makes presence felt. Feeling faded in the Cathedral was decorated with frescoes there were tells of old age.
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  • It is known as the burial site of Christ's mantle. We witnessed a great number of couples getting married in the cathedral. There is a big park-like area outside the church, surrounded by defensive wa...  more »
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  • The original church was built in 4th century. In the 11th century, the present Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was rebuilt (from 1010 to 1029) in the Cross-Dome style by the architect Arsakidze. The king of Georgia for that time was Giorgi I (George I).
  • Huge cathedral, idyllic setting (if it weren't for the multitude of tourists)
  • Amazing place! Cathedral great looks at day, but especially wonderful at the night, when all defence walls and cathedral are illuminated!
  • More crowded than expected in Summer, but great place to visit.
  • This is first capital of Georgia from this place star Christianity in Georgia here is oldest churches and beautiful nature