Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

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A World Heritage Site, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dates back to the 4th century and is the legendary burial site of Jesus Christ's mantle. Visit the site to learn the story that goes with the claim of the burial place of garment, which involves its purchase after Christ's crucifixion. The church, founded by St. Nino, was the coronation and burial site for many of the kings of Georgia. You can also view a 4th-century stone baptismal font, believed to have been used to baptize King Miriam and Queen Nana, and the remnants of the life-giving pillar of legend. Put Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and other Mtskheta attractions into our Mtskheta vacation planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a lovely old cathedral where the kings of Georgia where crowned and buried. There are still some impressive frescoes and various stories about buried coats belonging to Jesus and the Prophet E...  more »
  • This was an important cathedral, inside is a replica of the church in Bethlehem the story being that 3 prayers at this is worth one at the one in Bethlehem and was built for people couldn't afford to ...  more »
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  • One of the biggest cathedrals in Tbilisi in previous capital of Georgia - Mtsheta. Very old. Inside are 4 different churches, what is quite interesting. Inside the Cathedral are very strict rules - if You will be with a baby, then You should be prepared that stroller should be left outside. One of the places, what should be visited 100%.
  • The biggest old church located in first capital of Georgia - Mtskheta. An amazing place with an ancient murals and great history. Must see to feel all it!
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