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Kashveti Church, Tbilisi

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The Kashveti Church of St. George (ქაშვეთის წმინდა გიორგის სახელობის ტაძარი) is a Georgian Orthodox Church in central Tbilisi, located across from the Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue.The Kashveti church was constructed between 1904 and 1910 by the architect Leopold Bilfeldt, who based his design on the medieval Samtavisi Cathedral. The construction was sponsored by the Georgian nobility and bourgeoisie. Kashveti was built on the site of a damaged church built of brick at the request of the Amilakhvari family in 1753. Significant contributions to the current church’s ornate design were made by N. Agladze. Kashveti’s frescoes were painted by the influential Georgian painter, Lado Gudiashvili, in 1947.The name "kashveti" is derived from Georgian words kva for a "stone" and shva "to give birth." Legend has it the prominent 6th century monk David of Gareja of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers was accused by a woman of making her a pregnant in Tbilisi. David prophesied his denial would be proved when she gave birth to a stone. She did, and the place received the name of "kashveti."Burials Ivane Amilakhvari
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  • georgia has a really amazing history and religion, this church is located in the city centre near palament  more »
  • A nice little church with a beautiful decoration. The main attraction of the Church on this shore (Sioni) Although my's, but still worth a visit. Accessible is also the floor below the main prayer space. Around the Church is a nice park and other interesting sights.
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  • A beautiful Orthodox Church with great architecture and particularly impressive on the outside!!
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  • The Kashveti church was constructed between 1904 and 1910 by the architect Leopold Bilfeldt, who based his design on the medieval Samtavisi Cathedral. From Wikipedia.
  • Church ⛪ of Kashueti The Kashveti Church of St. George (Georgian: ქაშვეთის წმინდა გიორგის სახელობის ტაძარი) is a Georgian Orthodox Church in central Tbilisi, located across from the Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue. The Kashveti church was constructed between 1904 and 1910 by the architect Leopold Bilfeldt, who based his design on the medieval Samtavisi Cathedral. The construction was sponsored by the Georgian nobility and bourgeoisie. Kashveti was built on the site of a damaged church built of brick at the request of the Amilakhvari family in 1753. Significant contributions to the current church’s ornate design were made by N. Agladze. Kashveti’s frescoes were painted by the influential Georgian painter, Lado Gudiashvili, in 1947. The name "kashveti" is derived from Georgian words kva for a "stone" and shva "to give birth." Legend has it the prominent 6th century monk David of Gareja of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers was accused by a woman of making her a pregnant in Tbilisi. David prophesied his denial would be proved when she gave birth to a stone. She did, and the place received the name of "kashveti."
  • One of the best churches in Tbilisi built in early 20th centry - copy of another church (Samtavisi church in Igoeti, near Kaspi). It has unique frescoes, painted by famous Georgian painter Lado Gudiashvili. As it is in the center, it's a must for any tourist.
  • Wonderful spiritual experience while visiting from the USA.
  • Beautiful church at the center of Tbilisi. Place has some interesting legend in it's name - woman, who gave a birth to a stone, because she falsely accused monk in being a father of her soon-to-be-born-baby. (kva can be translated as a "stone", while shva - "to give birth")

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