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Sioni Church, Tbilisi

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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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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • Nice like gods churches atmosphere is likely good and resting facilities available for long journey in india or other country need more energy good
  • Cathedral of Zion. Former Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church
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