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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Tbilisi
(4.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Built in the aftermath of Soviet occupation, Tsminda Sameba Cathedral symbolizes the country's shift away from Soviet ideology toward more traditional religious values. Consecrated in 2004, this towering Georgian Orthodox cathedral was built in an amalgamation of Georgian architectural styles and covers 5,000 sq m (53,820 sq ft). Sitting atop Elia Hill, the cathedral imposes with its vertical emphasis, which causes the building to loom impressively. Inside, admire the light-filled space, the ringing marble floor, and the painted murals. A newly illuminated manuscript of the New Testament is on display here--look for it in a glass cabinet inside the cathedral. For cultural reasons, if you wish to go inside be sure your body is well covered (long sleeves and trousers), or you may be denied entry. Make Tsminda Sameba Cathedral a part of your Tbilisi vacation plans using our Tbilisi itinerary builder.
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  • New, but worth to visit for the architecture, interior, the area around, and the view from this point 
  • Very nicely situation at hill, visible from all old Tbilisi. Peaceful place and good for pictures. Must visit place. 
  • A very beautiful Cathedral. Bright, large. Very beautiful territory. Really liked. Is required for viewing.
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