Admire vividly colored Orthodox fresco paintings at Shio-Mgvime Monastery, a medieval monastic complex on the northern bank of the Mtkvari River. Built in the 6th century, the main St. John the Baptist church features an octagonal dome erected over a cross foundation. Backed by steep cliffs fringed with lush vegetation, the monastery stands on a plateau accessed by a paved pathway. Make Shio-Mgvime Monastery part of your personalized Mtskheta itinerary using our Mtskheta online travel planner.
Shio-Mgvime Monastery reviews
During our tree weeks trip to Georgia, we attended multiple monasteries and churches. Shio-Mgvime Monastery is an amazing and a peaceful place, far away from the tourist hustle. We were lucky to... more »
This place is filled with spirit and history. The monastery has a very long and interesting history, it has been built and destroyed many Times times more »
Awesome lovely monastery. Sweetest memory in the trip. I loved all the way to the church, inside and the dance outside. The souvenir shops. Marvellous architecture.
Two separate church buildings on the same site. The older one seems to be a chapel in the underground where as the new one is bigger and newer. The "new" church building has adorable paintings in the interior walls and ceiling.
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