Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Georgia  /  Tbilisi  /  Religious Sites  /  Metekhi Cathedral

Metekhi Cathedral, Tbilisi

(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Metekhi Cathedral and other Tbilisi attractions into our Tbilisi trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create a full Tbilisi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tbilisi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Tbilisi by other users

7 days in Stepantsminda & Tbilisi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tbilisi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tbilisi BY A USER FROM QATAR March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tbilisi BY A USER FROM OMAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Tbilisi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tbilisi, Gagra & Mtskheta BY A USER FROM OMAN March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very historic, beautiful and solemn. We even saw a bride walking out of the church. A must see in Georgia. 
  • It stands on the Metekhi cliff, which is located in the historic center of Tbilisi, in the same place near the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasal. Generally it refers to a rock Avlabari district, although ...  more »
  • The beauty of Georgia in these ancient temples, buildings and unique techniques of wilderness. Metekhi vivid example)
    View original