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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  • Great and admirable both inside and outside. One place in UNESCO World Heritage Site that you should visit  more »
  • The current church was erected in the 11th century on the site of a church in the 4th century. The cathedral has long been the main building of worship in the country and remains one of the most revered places. It is the second largest cathedral in Georgia. In 1994, it was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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  • Magnificence. And unlike other cathedrals, there are many ruins inside. Going to know the background seems to be fun. The cathedral is very interesting if you understand the legend about Nina. It is said to be where Jesus' last garment was buried. There are many shops to see on the way.
  • Get a commemorative coin from there in 10 Lari also from there. Very good architecture and in center of old city. Outside very nice food stalls and you can get traditional sweets along with other gifts. Good prices and old city is also worth visiting. The place has big lawns and you feel relaxed
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