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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  • Small, impressive 14 the century monastery built on a mountain, reasonably abandoned but strategic. At the foot, the Mt'k'vari and the Aragvi rivers meet and continue together. The view around is beautiful
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  • Just about an half hour drive from Tbilisi is this church located. You will get a stunning view across the rivers towards the town of Mtskheta. It’s a perfect spot to take great pictures, enjoy the pa...  more »
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