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Metekhi Cathedral, Tbilisi

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Overlooking the river on a rocky outcropping, Metekhi Cathedral describes the history of the nation. Sitting on the location of King Vakhtang Gorgasali's fortified citadel, built in this strategic location when he founded the city, the cathedral has been rebuilt several times. During the Soviet years it was used as theater after several failed attempts by the city's leader to destroy the structure. Cross-copula in design, the current cathedral was built between 1278 and 1289. Enter the cathedral, where you'll see small alcoves along the walls and painted frescoes primarily in gold and reds. Outside, take in the views of the town from this vantage point. Plan my Tbilisi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Close to the old town of the ropeway station are within easy reach. It is like standing on the levee of the river Kura in a sheer cliff face. Next to the equestrian statue of the city formerly Georgian put the capital in Tbilisi. It is also a superb location overlooking the old town and the peace bridge that can be.
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  • Built in the 5th century, was rebuilt several times, but seems almost remains of the fifth century. Appearance looks big, but once inside I felt surprisingly, smaller. Overlooking the area often stands on the cliffs along the River, so is the place.
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  • Located on the rocks above the Kura River, in the face of the city, this small Cathedral has outstanding icons. It is surrounded by a garden with a little bland bland on the terrace. Very shady in the summer; We meet with popes. The statue of St Georges is located on a lower terrace. Essential
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