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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Tbilisi

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It is a pretty beautiful sight and the views from there are great; but in the terms of things to do not really an attraction. It is brand new, the interior is still being built, it does not have any h...  read more »
  • "Either! "The word is. Views of Tbilisi city. Walking around the metekhi Church Abra Bari Metro station is the nearest train station is across the River from, especially not in distress.
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  • A very big church with beautiful architect. Must see. A quite place to pray and see. It located near the Europe Sq so you can walk to there. 
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