Shio-Mgvime Monastery, Mtskheta

4.7
Admire vividly colored Orthodox fresco paintings at Shio-Mgvime Monastery, a medieval monastic complex on the northern bank of the Mtkvari River. Built in the 6th century, the main St. John the Baptist church features an octagonal dome erected over a cross foundation. Backed by steep cliffs fringed with lush vegetation, the monastery stands on a plateau accessed by a paved pathway. Make Shio-Mgvime Monastery part of your personalized Mtskheta itinerary using our Mtskheta online travel planner.
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  • During our tree weeks trip to Georgia, we attended multiple monasteries and churches. Shio-Mgvime Monastery is an amazing and a peaceful place, far away from the tourist hustle. We were lucky to...  more »
  • This place is filled with spirit and history. The monastery has a very long and interesting history, it has been built and destroyed many Times times  more »
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  • Awesome lovely monastery. Sweetest memory in the trip. I loved all the way to the church, inside and the dance outside. The souvenir shops. Marvellous architecture.
  • Two separate church buildings on the same site. The older one seems to be a chapel in the underground where as the new one is bigger and newer. The "new" church building has adorable paintings in the interior walls and ceiling.

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