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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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  • Best architeture of Georgian church from the 11th century and main cathedral of Georgia in the past. Central orthodox church with place of buring of Christ´s Shirt.  more »
  • Nessesary to visit. The first and main temple in Georgia, whose name is traditionally translated as "life-giving pillar". It is one of the largest churches in the country and chronologically the first...  more »
  • When in Mtskheta (or at Jvari Church, for that matter), it is impossible not to see Svetiskhoveli Cathedral. Yet another impressive cathedral, even more impressive viewed from afar.  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!
  • Lovely and so focusing place Worth to visit in Mshkhita
  • 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.
  • One of the places you wouldn't want to miss when visiting Georgia...

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