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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  • Its a very beautifull and huge church with brilliant architecture. Photography is not allowed inside  more »
  • Beautiful and powerful Church, which defines the city's skyline. Golden towers from a distance. In Avlabari Metro station. In the vicinity of the Presidential Palace. Tourists don't have to pick up skirt and shawl. At the entrance of kéregető women insist on it, but in this case one priest told him and admitted.
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  • Lived in the old city, not far from the Cathedral, so went up to watch it. On Yandex, he called the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, so here at Tripadvizor was not immediately. Construction of fresh, modern, gives the impression of scale in comparison with the rest of the temples of the city. On the territory of a small park, there is a pond with peacocks and swans. Fountains now do not work to fly probably would include. Inside, according to the rules, I did not go. Husband back said that its interior was not impressed. Very many beggars! Some sit quietly, and some stick and go on the heels. Of course, this is a wildly furious! But in General, visiting donated. A good impression.
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