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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  • Cathedral course is gorgeous. It is a cathedral. In it many shrines and relics. On the walls of the frescoes to approximately 15 century. Say here was baptized and accepted orthodoxy first Georgian King. Here are buried many of the Georgian Kings. There is also one of Orthodox shrines-Heaton of Jesus Christ, is he under the Cathedral. Interesting frescoes, some of the objects about which say that they resemble a UFO).
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  • Chic! It's beautiful! Ancient history! 4 shrines in one temple! Be quiet! Your position for the soul! Beautiful neighborhood! Everything is very picturesque and gently!
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  • It is also the most modular of the three churches here, and from the outside it looks like a small castle. Legend has it that after the church was built, the king praised, in order not to allow designers to design more than the work of the Church, so that the church became the only one, the king ordered his arm for the old years. But in honor of the designer's exploits, the teming put his severed arm into a certain stone in the church, with the designer's right arm painted on the wall to be admired. After the old priest learned that the designer has a new novel, it is only a legend, of course, did not find the stone.
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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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