Built in the aftermath of Soviet occupation, Tsminda Sameba Cathedral symbolizes the country's shift away from Soviet ideology toward more traditional religious values. Consecrated in 2004, this towering Georgian Orthodox cathedral was built in an amalgamation of Georgian architectural styles and covers 5,000 sq m (53,820 sq ft). Sitting atop Elia Hill, the cathedral imposes with its vertical emphasis, which causes the building to loom impressively. Inside, admire the light-filled space, the ringing marble floor, and the painted murals. A newly illuminated manuscript of the New Testament is on display here--look for it in a glass cabinet inside the cathedral. For cultural reasons, if you wish to go inside be sure your body is well covered (long sleeves and trousers), or you may be denied entry. Plan to see Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tbilisi journey planner.
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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral reviews
The church is beautiful, definitely a place to visit for me! There are many options to reach the place, we chose to go there by car.
The church is beautiful, definitely a place to visit for me! There are many options to reach the place, we chose to go there by car. more »
The cathedral is huge and very well maintained. The atmosphere around is very peaceful. The garden around is full of flowers. However the place for parking cars is less
The cathedral is huge and very well maintained. The atmosphere around is very peaceful. The garden around is full of flowers. However the place for parking cars is less more »
Very nice church I ever visited. It's a three floored church with a wonderful architecture. Beautiful to see in its construction. Nice and quiet environment. Even there is a small bird park with peacock. Wonderful lighting. Interiors are very holy and prayerful. Want to visit again. Good place to visit in Georgia
It is one of the highest points in Tbilisi. The church is huge and tall. It's very symmetrical and beautiful. The area around, it is very clean and beautifully maintained. The golden roof is visible from anywhere in Tbilisi. In case you are there during a prayer time it is very pleasant.
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