Serving as Tbilisi's main Georgian Orthodox cathedral until the completion of Tsminda Sameba in 2004, Sioni Church features a history stretching back more than 1,400 years, providing insight into the spiritual history of the nation. Originally founded in the late 400s, the church has been razed and rebuilt many times; the structure that stands now likely originates from 1112, when the church was completely rebuilt during the reign of King David IV. Step inside to walk the aisles and examine the frescoes that adorn the walls. The church also houses an important relic, the cross of Saint Nino--or the Grapevine Cross--a symbol of the Georgian Orthodox Church dating from the 4th century. You can see a replica of the cross on display; the real cross is locked away. Work out when and for how long to visit Sioni Church and other Tbilisi attractions using our handy Tbilisi trip planner .
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메테히교회를 보고 다리를 건너 올드타운으로 들어서 카페와 음식점,기념품가게와 행상을 만나게되는 복잡한 거리를 지나다 보면 강 건너편에서도 보이던 시오니성당을 만나게 됨.현재 외관은 깔끔해 보이지만 아랍/몽골/페르시아등 외세의 침략과 지진으로 파괴와 재건을 계속해 온 풍운의 성당으로 시오니안식성당 또는 성모마리아안식교회라고도 불리운다함.성당안에 들어서면 제단... more »Seeing the Church of Metehi, crossing the bridge to the Old Town, crossing the Bridge to the Old Town, passing through the complex streets where you can meet cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and peddling, you'll see the Sioni Cathedral across the river from across the river. Pay homage to their faith.
L'esterno non è particolarmente attraente anche se posizionata su una bella piazza della città vecchia. L'interno è decisamente interessante. Bella chiesa bizzantina a croce greca con piacevoli affres... more »The exterior is not particularly attractive although located on a beautiful old town square. The interior is definitely interesting. Beautiful Greek cross church with pleasant frescoes and the special attraction of preserving the famous relic of the Santa Nino cross: A cross made from vine wood and with the hair of the Holy Martyr. Too bad it's only visible twice a year. Beware of clothing: suitable for a place of worship!
Nice like gods churches atmosphere is likely good and resting facilities available for long journey in india or other country need more energy good
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