Jvari Church, Mtskheta

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Situated at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, World Heritage Site Jvari Church sits alone atop a desolate, windswept mountaintop. A Georgian Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, the site is where St. Nino converted King Miriam to Christianity (according to tradition) and erected a cross on an existing pagan temple. The current church is believed to have been built between 590 and 605 CE. Explore this site to get a sense of the religious history of the nation. Attempt to read the inscription on the facade, which is said to date the structure by naming the principle builders involved in the construction. Make Jvari Church a centerpiece of your Mtskheta vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mtskheta holiday maker .
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  • This is certainly a very old (6th century) church where Christianity began in Georgia. You are allowed to take photos inside and this is certainly worthwhile. Do wear a headscarf if you’re female and ...  more »
  • This place is sure to visit when traveling in Georgia! Jvari is the first World Heritage site of UNESCO in Georgia, the Temple and the Territory are steeped in history. Also from the top of the mountain opens the best view of Mtskheta-lovers of photography will appreciate.
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