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Sioni Cathedral Church

Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ranked #8 of 38 attractions in Tbilisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just walk around and you will find this gem in the middle. Great frescoes and lovely religious atmosphere. The entrance is simple but so pretty. Do not forget to check the balcony of "Romeo & Juliet" just outside.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It is always a battle when funds are scarce but this Church is well worth helping. The frescoes are proof of this.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
57 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Very well maintained inside; when we went we were the only ones there; kind of feels forgotten but it's very pretty.

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Brush, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Sioni is between Erekle and Shardeni streets, which are currently the most popular streets for tourists and gourmands. It was the main cathedral till 2005. The best season for taking picture around Cathedral is Summer. This place has no additional attractions for tourists and it's not devoted to Tourism. Construction of Sioni started in 5th century. It was reconstructed many... More

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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

as a new cathedral, I was quite impressed by the external appearance of the church. but nothing interesting inside. women dont need to cover their heads during their visit. I was there on a Sunday morning when there was a service. It was crowded and despite of the service it was loud.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

They are doing some repairs to the outside of the church so dont expect to take lots of pictures of the church expect if you like to also have pictures of all the scaffolding ... but still worth the visit. The small garden is also a great place to just sit and observe the city and I even got free... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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96 reviews 96 reviews
83 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Beautiful old church in the old part of Tbilisi. Packed to overflowing during Sunday services. Worth a visit

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

we had to go two times to Sioni church becuse at the first time we were wearing shorts They warned us politely, this was understandable because this church is one of the holiest temples in the city. Also, I have to add it's always crowded.

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Scotland
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Appears almost constantly in use by passers-by dropping for personal prayers, so obviously not to be treated as a tourist site. Ladies are expected to cover their heads. Delightful and full of character and interesting icons. Definitely one to see, although it is somewhat tucked away from the main city centre street, so would be easy to miss.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This church provides an understanding of the progress of the Christian culture through successive regimes that administered Georgia. Restoration is happening now and hope the damages are restored to provide understanding of a glorious era.

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