Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is one of the most significant religious and cultural landmarks of Georgia, located in the town of Mtskheta. The name of the cathedral translates to "Life-giving pillar", and it is believed to have been built on the spot where Christ's robe was buried.

The original Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dates back to the 4th century, but the current structure was built in the 11th century by King Bagrat III. The cathedral has undergone several restorations and additions over the centuries, including a major renovation in the 17th century.

The exterior of the cathedral features intricate carvings and decorations, while the interior is adorned with stunning frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art. The highlight of the cathedral is the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which is said to contain a piece of the True Cross.

The cathedral also contains the tombs of many Georgian kings and queens, including King Vakhtang Gorgasali, who is credited with founding Tbilisi.

The cathedral is surrounded by a beautiful garden, and visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the nearby confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.

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