Samtavro Church, Mtskheta

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Part of a monastery complex, Samtavro Church attracts tourists with its ancient wall paintings and tombs of the first king and queen of Georgia. Although most of the complex dates back to 11th, the foundations were set in the 4th century. Inside, admire the dome ceiling built from stone and without ground support, and the wall murals depicting biblical events. Use our Mtskheta tour planner to visit Samtavro Church on your trip to Mtskheta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The place is nice but I was not allowed to go in to see the interior. There may have been some prayers but unclear. I think the driver said that if prayrers are going on, the monk (or priest) has the....  more
    The place is nice but I was not allowed to go in to see the interior. There may have been some prayers but unclear. I think the driver said that if prayrers are going on, the monk (or priest) has the....  more »
  • We did a day in Mtskheta exploring and popped into the cathedral for a quick peak after lunch. It’s like many you see in the region, but easy to visit and has a large garden inside. Historically it’s....  more
    We did a day in Mtskheta exploring and popped into the cathedral for a quick peak after lunch. It’s like many you see in the region, but easy to visit and has a large garden inside. Historically it’s....  more »
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  • Great place, lovely people, brilliant weather ...
  • Great very old church. 400 AD

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