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Address: Tbilisi, Georgia

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Historically it was the main cathedral in Tbilisi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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Boulder, Colorado
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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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Madrid, Spain
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the pivotal Kartyli/Georgian Cathedrals and you must see it if you want to learn more of what makes Sakartvelo/Georgia a nation.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As part of the Georgian heritage- the Sioni cathedral is also quite interesting inside and worth the visit, while in town.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

beautiful and peaceful. great paintings, the architecture, the doors , one of the most famous one in Tbiis

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A nice and rich church, located it the middle of the poor part of the city. Visisting the church will help you understeand the diffrances of the poor and reach of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the prettiest orthodox cathedrals in Tbilisi. Take some time to sit and enjoy the artwork and reflect. Popular church for weddings and baptisms too.

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