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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mtskheta itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • A very nice cathedral. Beautiful frescoes on the wall. The historical significance of this place, which puts it second to Jerusalem is a lot. Important to go with an English speaking guide, who can ex...  more »
  • Sunday morning ceremonies attract Georgian and tourists. The historical architecture with a scenic backdrop making the grand entry a breathtaking one. The symphony of chants leave a everlasting memory...  more »
  • Amazing place, great church, the entire atmosphere is amazing. You feel the religious aspect of this place and a nice shopping spree.  more »
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  • Lovely architecture and stonework. Beautifully clean and pleasant to stroll around the grounds and then visit the shops and eateries nearby.
  • Beautiful cathedral complex and cute town which is very touristy!
  • One of the places you wouldn't want to miss when visiting Georgia...
  • Georgian orthodox cathedral in first capital of Georgia. Inside tombs of many members of Georgian royal family. Great place especially at the night when all walls and cathedral are illuminated.
  • Very pretty on the inside.