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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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TripAdvisor
  • We went to Sioni every time we were near. Beautiful, peaceful church. Always something going on. Observed three weddings going on simultaneously on one visit and at another, an adult baptism. Harmonie...  more »
  • The Cathedral is located in the city and Canter are popular for weddings. Try to see real Georgian wedding here-it is interesting.
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  • Tbilisi's Sioni Cathedral kept cross vine, which Illuminator, St. Nino in Jerusalem to God. The south central iconostasis, the wall of St. Thomas's skull dwell. St. David's Cathedral kept holy miracul...  more »
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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