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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mtskheta itinerary builder.
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  • The monastery is in the heart of the village-it's easy to get here, the place is full of amenities for people with disabilities-access for wheelchairs, a description of the structures in Braille and a model of the building. Picturesque location with beautiful views of the surrounding mountain Mcchetę.
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  • Main Cathedral of Georgia, cultural heritage UNESCO. They say. that after construction of the shrines, severed arm and was the architect of her in one of the walls of the temple. Also in this Cathedral kept Riza Jesus Christ (that's a kind of seamless semblance of shirts). This shrine to give brought in Iberia, one of the soldiers, who was present at the crucifixion of Christ). Almost all the paintings on the walls of the Temple in its original form.
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  • a very beautiful city. The epitome of greatness and traditions of Georgia! Temples and cathedrals fascinate by its energy, and the old town carries with its narrow streets and welcoming. The food is very tasty: khinkali, khachapuri and of course homemade white wine!
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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