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Sioni Church, Tbilisi
(4.7/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Tap water in the premises. But I didn't come out any water. In the doorway of the Church 2-there were three beggars.
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  • During the visit, the bride and the bridegroom had come to worship. It seems the baptisms of children have also been made, important Church for the local people of... Around the church a souvenir or MS is a place to explore, and lots of restaurants.
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  • One of the most important places of Georgian orthodoxy. Were in this temple in the Sunday liturgy. Unforgettable singing, many parishioners. Important relics, among which the cross of St. St. Nina. Wonderful place
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  • Very nice church, especially at night you can enjoy the beautiful faces of its outside walls in the light of reflectors.
  • Cute small church. Very strict about visitors clothing. Theres a shop in the entrance, simple money making scam for the church.
  • Its a lovely historic church
  • This is the historical place, here is located Saint Nino's cross.
  • Meh