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Sioni Cathedral Church

Address: Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ranked #12 of 64 things to do in Tbilisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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Milan, Italy
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition is one of the most important Georgian Orthodox Cathedrals. It was a typical example of medieval Georgian Church architecture. The construction was initIated in the Vth century. The facade are simple, but inside in 1850/60 it was completely covered by an interesting series of murals (K.G. Gagarin), though the older frescoes were lost in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Once the most important church in Tbilisi, this gem is hidden between the riverside and the tiny streets of the Old Town. Be sure to walk in if you want and offer a prayer. Very different from Russian Orthodox churches due to lack of over-the-top decoration. Modest and truly Christian

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