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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Tbilisi

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Built in the aftermath of Soviet occupation, Tsminda Sameba Cathedral symbolizes the country's shift away from Soviet ideology toward more traditional religious values. Consecrated in 2004, this towering Georgian Orthodox cathedral was built in an amalgamation of Georgian architectural styles and covers 5,000 sq m (53,820 sq ft). Sitting atop Elia Hill, the cathedral imposes with its vertical emphasis, which causes the building to loom impressively. Inside, admire the light-filled space, the ringing marble floor, and the painted murals. A newly illuminated manuscript of the New Testament is on display here--look for it in a glass cabinet inside the cathedral. For cultural reasons, if you wish to go inside be sure your body is well covered (long sleeves and trousers), or you may be denied entry. Plan to see Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tbilisi journey planner.
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  • Very beautiful. Old paintings. Small but rich frescoes. All well mantained. It wS a pity there was nobody to explain the paitings. St. Geirge is worshiped here. It is an ortodox church. You can... 
    Very beautiful. Old paintings. Small but rich frescoes. All well mantained. It wS a pity there was nobody to explain the paitings. St. Geirge is worshiped here. It is an ortodox church. You can...  more »
  • The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church (1995 - 2004). It is the third tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral and one of the largest in the world by total area... 
    The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church (1995 - 2004). It is the third tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral and one of the largest in the world by total area...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place. Clean, quiet, big territory. You can walk freely outside or sit for rest. Inside also a lot of site and you can't even feel if many people. High ceiling. For Orthodox Cristian people this is place really famous and valuable. Georgian pride, glory.
  • A Canadian Tourist Review: It is the most beautiful attraction in all of Tbilisi! There will be two women begging for donations outside, but you can donate at donation boxes inside. It is very well lit at night, and it has a large exterior but a relatively small interior. The grounds around it are beautiful too. Oh, and free entry! Highly recommend!

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