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Address: Tbilisi, Georgia

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Beautiful church

While travelling in Georgia for 2 weeks, we visited many churches. This one was my favourite. It is beautifuly maintained and well frequented by worshippers. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While travelling in Georgia for 2 weeks, we visited many churches. This one was my favourite. It is beautifuly maintained and well frequented by worshippers. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Built in the 6th Century AD, Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition is both ancient and beautiful, a must see for all Tbilisi tourists.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Enjoy the beautiful details of his old small church, the architect and if it happens you are there during a mass, you would love watcing the choir singing, like we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The most important church in Tbilisi as it it was the first cathedral in the city. Originally built in the VI century it was rebuild in the XIII and later. It represents the essence of Georgian sacral architecture and inside you can enjoy some frescoes as well. Good place to start exploring Tbilisi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This church is clearly part of daily life in Tbilisi. Many old women are there a big part of their day. But younger people and children drop by for a short prayer.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Historically Sioni was the main cathedral in Tbilisi. Very nice located on the embankment of Kura river and close to the pederstrian new bridge. The church is not very big but cosy and you can really feel that it was a church for centuries on this place. Initially, the church here was built by the king Vakhtang Gorgasal (his monument... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Before Sameba it used to be the main cathedral in the city. It had been demolished by Arabs in old times. Some frescos were ruined. Although the cathedral keeps its medieval outlook. There are some frescos performed by the Russian painter Gagarin. But the foremost attire is the wooden Nina's cross.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A great cathedral worth a visit. Don't miss out to go down a level to see the other church space underneath the main space! It's really amazing and unexpected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A lovely cathedral, that is still used on a regular basis for regular church activities, baptisms, weddings, services. Cover your head, don't show skin, and no shorts, and you can go in and blend in with the congregation . There may be singing, maybe not, one thing you won't find are pews or any place to sit down--usual in Orthodox... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Close to tourists until midday, it worths the visit not just the history or the pics, the atmosphere is great too. Interesting the reliqs and the story associated.

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Address: Tbilisi, Georgia
Location: Europe  >  Georgia  >  Tbilisi

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