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Sioni Church, Tbilisi

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Serving as Tbilisi's main Georgian Orthodox cathedral until the completion of Tsminda Sameba in 2004, Sioni Church features a history stretching back more than 1,400 years, providing insight into the spiritual history of the nation. Originally founded in the late 400s, the church has been razed and rebuilt many times; the structure that stands now likely originates from 1112, when the church was completely rebuilt during the reign of King David IV. Step inside to walk the aisles and examine the frescoes that adorn the walls. The church also houses an important relic, the cross of Saint Nino--or the Grapevine Cross--a symbol of the Georgian Orthodox Church dating from the 4th century. You can see a replica of the cross on display; the real cross is locked away. Make Sioni Church a centerpiece of your Tbilisi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tbilisi travel itinerary planner.
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  • This review is quite late. On my first day in Tbilisi I started my walking tour at the Old Town and found this old church on my way to the Bridge of Peace. It seems like a busy church since people whe...  read more »
  • Aura for the Temple of awesome! Lived next door, came several times. To the familiar icons we put candles.
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  • This is the oldest church in Tbilisi. It is located right in the center of the old town and is a lovely peaceful church. It has incredible frescos inside. 
  • Its a lovely historic church
  • This is the historical place, here is located Saint Nino's cross.
  • Nice place and beautiful
  • beautiful
  • AKA the Church of Saint Mary of Zion, was the major cathedral for the services of patriarch before the church of Saint Trinity was built.
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