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Kashveti Church, Tbilisi

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The Kashveti Church of St. George 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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  • Take a walk after dinner at the new Church. Look has the same shape as the other churches located in Tbilisi and in surprising and discreet, on the altar Virgin Mary as of frescoes there. From 1904, constructed in 1910, Maria frescoes seems drawn in 1947. Able to come in in the 20:00 night.
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  • It is a place worthy a short visit. The church is very near the city of Tbilisi. Serene environment will give you somehow time to reflect on your spirituality  more »
  • The church is located in the center of Tbilisi, in front of the Parliament. Very beautiful church and very namolennye. The pleasant and benevolent feelings. In Georgia, many churches and temples, but ...  more »