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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta
(4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Went here on a Sunday morning during mass. Beautiful songs in Georgian and beautiful decorations inside the Cathedral, as well as the two tombs of the King and Queen. I recommend it!
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  • There is the Holy Shroud, from which comes the firs-you can try finger, getting up on her knees and touching the stone. An incredibly beautiful place untold emotional excitement.
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  • One of the oldest and most significant places in Georgia. Near Tbilisi. Be sure to visit. You could see a nice part of Georgian culture. 
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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