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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. Put Metekhi Cathedral and other Tbilisi attractions into our Tbilisi trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Visit this ancient church, see the old icons inside and the wonderful view to the opposit side of the river. 
  • Pretty little church that overlooks the city from above. Inside is, as many Orthodox churches, richly decorated. We went on a Friday morning on late and there was mass. Many people carry clothes and photos of loved ones to make them bless. Recommend a visit!
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  • Situated on the River this very old church and bare is a destination of worshippers and tourists. Perhaps the most photographed Church in the city with a statue of San Giogio in foreground.
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