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Samtavro Church

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Address: Davit Aghmashenebelis qucha, Mtskheta 383400, Georgia
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My Mtskheta Tour Starts Here

This review is quite late. Although there were scores of tour packages for Mtskheta from Tbilisi, I decided to do the tour independently. I went to Didube Bus Station and took the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This review is quite late. Although there were scores of tour packages for Mtskheta from Tbilisi, I decided to do the tour independently. I went to Didube Bus Station and took the minibus bound to Mtskheta. There were other tourists on the bus so we all alighted alltogether when we reached Mtskheta. We did a short walk to Samtavro Church.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We came here on the 'City Sightseeing Tbilisi' 3 hour tour of Mtskheta (25 GEL per person), Our main focus was seeing the Jvari monastery and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral. This place was another stop on our itinerary and whilst it was a nice church it pales into insignificance compared to the other two sights in Mtskheta.

Thank chepaddy
Ashkelon, Israel
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

It was raining when we visited the third church of the day, but were mollified by the information that Georgia's first Christian king, David, 'the Builder' was interred in a garden tomb adjacent to the main church; the original bronze doors are still identifiable. Dedicated to Saint Nina, the church, while still in daily use by the locals, is not... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is an ancient church rebuilt several times in the past, still being used for worship. There were lots of volunteers looking after the church. There were no inscriptions in English for the tourists. The cemetery out side is well kept. English inscriptions would have made the monument more tourist friendly.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The church is very ancient with rich history of the King who founded Tbilisi. The design and architecture of the church is especial. I always wonder how the Dome Ceiling is just built with stone / brick without any support from ground. In a way scary too if earthquake could collapse the structure that is built sixteen centuries ago.

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Reviewed 23 September 2015

We visited the service on sunday morning. A lovely moment to be there. Men are singing gospels and women are praying. The interior of the church is magnificent.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

the place with history and with feeling. read about it before or ask locals. Saint Nino used to live here, first Christian King of Georgia with his wife is disposed here. the service is great, would you be orthodox or not

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

This big historic church has paintings on the very old walls and so much stories to tell. Candles are lit and prayers are said so photographs are not allowed, although some people took a few without flash (respectfully and out of sight of those in prayer). A must see if you are in the area. Ladies, please wear clothes covering... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

We hopped by this church on our day trip to Mtskheta from Tbilisi. Having passed by Jvari and Svetitskhoveli prior to arrival might have caused the building's charms to pale in our eyes. All I recall is that it was generally pleasant, however there was nothing particularly distinguished or memorable about it.. So, unless you are in Mtskheta already and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I really enjoyed visiting this pretty church (and from the outside you could get a reasonable view of the fortress) mainly because it's still a working church and we were able to quietly stand at the back of the church during a service and get a true appreciation for the place. If you want a taxi to the Jvari Church,... More 

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