Jvari Church, Mtskheta

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Situated at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, World Heritage Site Jvari Church sits alone atop a desolate, windswept mountaintop. A Georgian Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, the site is where St. Nino converted King Miriam to Christianity (according to tradition) and erected a cross on an existing pagan temple. The current church is believed to have been built between 590 and 605 CE. Explore this site to get a sense of the religious history of the nation. Attempt to read the inscription on the facade, which is said to date the structure by naming the principle builders involved in the construction. Make Jvari Church a centerpiece of your Mtskheta vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mtskheta holiday maker.
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  • The original name of the Jvari Church was "Church of the Holy Cross". The church that is considered by many Georgians to be the most sacred place in Georgia stands exactly...  more »
  • Its an old sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery, half an hour drive from Tbilish, near Mtskheta, their old capital. You get the beautiful view of city and Kvari river.  more »

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