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Mtskheta

N 4150.537', E 4443.257'
2012-09-10
Our rating: 8.40
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Mtskheta is the closest town to Tbilisi and is usually one of the first places that is visited by tourists after the capital. Mtskheta is also visited during the trip to Kazbegi (Stepantsimida).

In 2011, the central part of the first capital of Georgia was reconstructed. Curiously, the houses of local residents, which are located in areas of renovations, were also restored. In recent years, the tourist information center, souvenir shops and a museum have appeared. The information center has quite an unusual design.

Tourist information center
Tourist information center Yuriy Buriak


Renovated center of Mtskheta
Renovated center of Mtskheta Yuriy Buriak


Houses of local residents were also restored.
Houses of local residents were also restored. Yuriy Buriak


Houses of local residents were also restored.
Houses of local residents were also restored. Yuriy Buriak

The first object that tourists see when they approach Mtskheta is a temple on a hill - the Djvari Monastery. It's worth a visit at the beginning, as it offers excellent views of Mtskheta and rivers Kura and Aragvi, so you can see the location of all tourist sites. Djvari was built in 590-604. At that time Georgia was not an Orthodox state, that's why the form of the temple is unusual (tetraconch). Come here in the morning to take good pictures.

Djvari Monastery
Djvari Monastery Yuriy Buriak


Djvari Monastery
Djvari Monastery Yuriy Buriak


View from the Djvari Monastery
View from the Djvari Monastery Yuriy Buriak


View from the Djvari Monastery
View from the Djvari Monastery Yuriy Buriak


Djvari Monastery
Djvari Monastery Yuriy Buriak


Djvari Monastery and Mtskheta
Djvari Monastery and Mtskheta Yuriy Buriak

The main object in Mtskheta is located in the center. The Svetitshoveli Temple was built in 1010-1029. As well as in other large churches of Georgia, kings were crowned and buried here for a long time.

View of Mtskheta from the Djvari Monastery
View of Mtskheta from the Djvari Monastery Yuriy Buriak


Svetitshoveli Temple
Svetitshoveli Temple Yuriy Buriak


Svetitshoveli Temple
Svetitshoveli Temple Yuriy Buriak


Svetitshoveli Temple
Svetitshoveli Temple Yuriy Buriak


Svetitshoveli Temple
Svetitshoveli Temple Yuriy Buriak


Svetitshoveli Temple
Svetitshoveli Temple Yuriy Buriak

In Mtskheta you can also visit the Samtavro Temple and Bebristsihe Fortress.

More photos of Mtskheta:

Yuriy Buriak


Sheep
Sheep Yuriy Buriak


Funny decorations on the street in Mtskheta
Funny decorations on the street in Mtskheta Yuriy Buriak


Pomegranates near the Svetitshoveli Temple
Pomegranates near the Svetitshoveli Temple Yuriy Buriak


Police station in Mtskheta
Police station in Mtskheta Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: By minibus from the central bus station near the Didube metro station in Tbilisi ($0.5). The Svetitshoveli Temple is quite tall, so it's not hard to figure out where to leave the minibus. As for the Djvari Monastery, you can either walk there (far and uphill) or take a taxi from Mtskheta.

Tags, Georgia: cathedral, church, monastery, observation deck

Tags, all countries: cathedral, church, monastery, observation deck
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