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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. Make Tsminda Sameba Cathedral a part of your Tbilisi vacation plans using our Tbilisi itinerary builder.
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  • Got there at 10 am was about service-listen to the choir, he penetrates their votes in every corner of this majestic buildings, filling his spirituality)
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  • The cathedral stands on the site of the Park, Hodzhivank, and 98-SR. high school, personally I think that before the construction of the Cathedral, the area kept more colour and identity, and now some "heavy evrointegraciej, although it's personally my opinion, it may not share. lived in Gumbrskoj, a district to the Cathedral to remember.
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  • You can see the Cathedral far and well. Inside seemed empty, the wall is not painted until the wind in front of the temple well just blows) were in the restaurant opposite in cloudy weather, the Temple of Sun gleamed so horrible as gold)
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