The Kashveti Church of St. George (Georgian: ქაშვეთის წმინდა გიორგის სახელობის ტაძარი) is a Georgian Orthodox Church in central Tbilisi, located across from the Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue.With our international travel planner, Tbilisi attractions like Kashveti Church can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
The Kashveti church was constructed between 1904 and 1910 by the architect Leopold Bilfeldt, who based his design on the medieval Samtavisi Cathedral. The construction was sponsored by the Georgian nobility and bourgeoisie. Kashveti was built on the site of a damaged church built of brick at the request of the Amilakhvari family in 1753. Significant contributions to the current church's ornate design were made by N. Agladze. Kashveti's frescoes were painted by the influential Georgian painter, Lado Gudiashvili, in 1947.
The name "kashveti" is derived from Georgian words kva for a "stone" and shva "to give birth." Legend has it the prominent 6th century monk David of Gareja of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers was accused by a woman of making her a pregnant in Tbilisi. David prophesied his denial would be proved when she gave birth to a stone. She did, and the place received the name of "kashveti".
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Kashveti Church reviews
Right at Tbilisi's affluent Rustaveli Avenue, just across the "Parliament of Georgia" building and sided by the "Georgian National Museum", you will find the "Kashveti Church of Saint George". A... more »
Very interesting and beautiful environment. It was built about 1 century ago. There are several legends concerning the name of this temple. more »
Nice church, worth to go in and have a look. In the back yard there is a toilet but only for the brave.
Very old but well preserved church. Worth the visit
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