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Sioni Church, Tbilisi

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sioni Church and other Tbilisi attractions using our handy Tbilisi trip planner .
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  • Opened in the 6th century, the current building is a church that is built around a 13th century history and until 2004 was the head of the Orthodox Church of Georgia historical. So I think that mural and painted number of icons is a large church, but a magnificent atmosphere, so I went to Tbilisi, where.
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  • The cathedral is a church in Georgia, located in the centre of Tbilisi, near Kura. It was founded from 6th century to 7th century. In history, the main church has been destroyed many times, and now the church was built in 13th century.
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  • Freedom Square (Google maps hit in Hangul) descend downward from the Mette key bridge () descend toward the Cathedral on the right to look at, and personally I am more Catholic.
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  • Old, beautiful church in the city centre on the banks of the river.
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