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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Tbilisi

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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. Plan to see Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tbilisi journey planner.
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  • The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which is known as Tsminda Sameba Cathedral was constructed in 2004, becoming the main & biggest Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Georgia, I also read that it is.....  more »
  • Today the Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is the main church of Georgia and the seat of the Patriarch of the Georgian Church...  more »
  • bigeest church in old town . you must visit . in old town is a lot of ancient churches . Sameba is new church . but it is biggest in georgia . recommended !  more »
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  • Great church.. God bless Georgia.. I advise all to visit this holy great place
  • The biggest and most central and new Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The Cathedral hosts most Orthodox Christian events and is a place of broadcasting of Christian events on Public TV. The Cathedral is located in an elevated hilltop of an old part of Tbilisi and overlooks the city. The Cathedral itself is visible from many central Tbilisi locations. A visit is highly recommended to understand the nature of Orthodox Christianity and the place of church in Georgian society.
  • You rarely see a newly built architecture that looks old because with technology you can generate the image on computer but there are no craftsmen with old techniques that can find the metarial to build it that way. But here it is. I don't know how they managed to do that but it can easily be centuries old and no one would ever question. Another thing that was born after Georgia/Soviet divorce. It is one of the largest buildings for worship and It is definitely huge for a building that was made by people's donations. The simple design and interior makes it easy on the eye and location helps it stand out and be seen from many places in Tbilisi.
  • Beloved cathedral. Pray, walk, relaxing in the fresh air.
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