Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

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Must see · World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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 and other Mtskheta attractions into our Mtskheta vacation planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A UNESCO world heritage site. Mtskheta was the capital of Georgia at the time of its glory and this Cathedral is the majestic proof. Built in the early middle ages by the medieval Georgian architect.....  more »
  • UNESCO World Heritage site of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Orthodox Christian cathedral located in the old capital of Georgia, the historic town of Mtskheta, The original church was built in the...  more »
  • At the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral you will feel like you are going back in time to the first centuries AD...  more »
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  • It’s a great place to visit with an old town vibes. The place is peaceful as well as the locals. There are local stores where you can buy souvenirs from carpets to snow globes and you can even haggle from local vendors. :)
  • Amazing history of the church. You need to have a guide who gives you the proper history about it(Luka was my guide from Budget Friendly tour). Beautiful, peaceful and interesting church. I was really mesmerized when I entered. I would love to come back again.
  • Amazing feeling, first time i felt positive vibes, even ouside of the church... Definitely, u will get mental peace.. don't forget to ask your guide about the history of this place.. if life allow, I would like to visit this place again... God bless you...
  • This is an Orthodox Christian cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Sidonia is buried with Christ's robe is preserved in the Cathedral. Very divine, holy and blessed place
  • This is the biggest and most important Religious center of Medieval Georgia. It's great to see how it's well preserved. I just find the statues/sculptures somewhat odd.

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