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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mtskheta itinerary builder.
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  • There are buses from the didube subway station bus terminal. Mtskheta is the bus parked in front of the bus station has a ticket office. Who becomes filled with leaves, but in full very soon. Drivers will say "Mtskheta" thought about 30 minutes, I got somewhere in town, so I shall thereupon. End, if I pay attention. And get off the bus in front of samtavero Temple which appears Sveti shovel Cathedral will be in the opposite direction. I think you wear just a large Cathedral so always look chirahora and confidently.
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  • This huge Church, more than likely to be the most beautiful part of Georgia, is also the most important from a religious point of view. Entirely surrounded by walls, the Cathedral inside is truly sublime, decorated with beautiful frescoes. It is forbidden to enter in shorts (but outside are provided "grass skirts" complimentary cover).
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  • Ancient spirituality Center of Georgia, the seat of the Patriarch, a thousand years of history in a fascinating passage point just a few kilometres from Tbilisi. Really beautiful frescoes inside, surrounded by walls. Very much alive, well preserved, without daring modern reconstructions. Quiet and imposing, true place of prayer. Around they built a circuit of tourist shops a bit depressing. But, of course: around. Cross the threshold you are surrounded with history and sacred. Unfortunately there are no postcards or photos of the murals. In particular it is very interesting that in the transept right watching the iconostasis.
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