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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Arriving in Tbilisi have to visit this place, poluchajutja beautiful pictures, views of the old town
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  • August 16, 2017
    The city is across the River, the old town, opposite the nricala Castle, Cathedral in the modest Orthodox style beneath the statue of Vakhtang I of Iberia
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  • August 9, 2017
    Metekhi is perched on a cliff on the Bank of the river Kura. This is a very beautiful place and great views from the cliff at Tbilisi. Metechi is the most ancient district of Tbilisi. In the past at this place was the residence of the Georgian Kings. Now here is a church and a small park next to the Church. Metekhi especially beautiful looks in the evening and at night, thanks to podsvetkam.
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Strung out alongside the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi's historical core and bustling city center offers an array of accommodation options. Choose the fortress hill, the more northern residential districts, or a main street in the center of the action. Large international chain hotels offer luxury options, complete with fine dining, air conditioning, and more. However, you can also choose from more economical, mid-level options located around Rustaveli Avenue and Tbilisi's old town. For the lowest cost, consider one of the ubiquitous hostels.
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