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 and other Mtskheta attractions into our Mtskheta vacation planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Visit Svetitskhoveli better with guide-otherwise, much is not clear. At least read carefully stand at the entrance. Many Christian relics, graves Has ... The temple Centre toy town, which in the territory with bruschastkoj does not end there.
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  • A very characteristic place. We got there on Sunday and wedding ceremonies were every 15 or 30 minutes. The wedding couples were waiting in a line to be married.  more »
  • The Church at the end of the pedestrian zone, the market is large and impressive, but mostly the story behind it on the Cedar, both and life
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  • The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Georgian: სვეტიცხოვლის საკათედრო ტაძარი, svet'icxovlis sak'atedro t'adzari; literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, 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. Type: Cultural Criteria: iii, iv Designated: 1994 (18th session) Reference no. 708 Architect: Arsukidze Architectural type: Cathedral Completed: 4th century AD (by King Mirian III) 5th century AD (during the reign of Vakhtang I) 1010–1029 (during the reign of George I)
  • Most important thing to see in georgia!
  • Lovely architecture and stonework. Beautifully clean and pleasant to stroll around the grounds and then visit the shops and eateries nearby.
  • The church has stairs and the lift does not work
  • There was a wedding ceremony when I came here and it was so dreamy

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