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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  • A beautiful building in great grounds. Disappointed that access on a Sunday morning wasn't allowed because of the ongoing 2.5 hour service. So avoid visting on a Sunday 
    A beautiful building in great grounds. Disappointed that access on a Sunday morning wasn't allowed because of the ongoing 2.5 hour service. So avoid visting on a Sunday  more »
  • We saw 2 weddings while we here. A busy cathedral that has beautiful stonework outside and stunning artwork inside. There are stalls all the way from the carpark to the entrance selling drinks and... 
    We saw 2 weddings while we here. A busy cathedral that has beautiful stonework outside and stunning artwork inside. There are stalls all the way from the carpark to the entrance selling drinks and...  more »
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  • Lovely cathedral with a wonderful ambience. Scars of Communist occupation still evident: the frescoes inside still painted over in white, the whitewash only been removed in a few places. Nonetheless being inside was an experience. Outside the monks were working in the garden. The path to the cathedral quite touristy, but if it's your first experience of the kind, it can be quite delightful.
  • This is historical place in georgia and one of the top in the must visit list. When we went there was restoration work going on. You can visit it during day as well as in the evening to witness the lights and beauty of the place. If you are interested to know it's historical value go with a guide. There is no entry fees and was not crowded when we visited at noon. There are lot of benches outside if you want to sit in a quite place, be careful with the beggers.

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