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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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  • Nothing special unless you are interested in architecture , take some photos and that it nothing more  more »
  • Probably the most impressive church I visited. Though Surrounded by tourist souvenir shops, it is a remarkable piece of arcjitecture.  more »
  • In my opinion, this is one of the major Orthodox places. For centuries, people were coming here to turn to God. Place namolennoe. Ascetic to the limit, but it represents the true faith. From Tbilisi to go quite a bit, so I recommend to visit, even if you arrived in Tbilisi for a day.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Very pretty on the inside.
  • The old capital city Myskheta is the spiritual centre of Georgia. Many people came to make pilgrim and pray inside the holy Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
  • Go and see this church, its beautifull.