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Sioni Cathedral Church

Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ranked #5 of 35 attractions in Tbilisi
Type: Religious Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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87 helpful votes 87 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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7 reviews 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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51 helpful votes 51 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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istanbul
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

One of the holiest temples in Tbilisi. For that reason you should hurry up for catching a place at the church on Sunday. Otherwise you will hhave to join the sermon while ooking at the outer walls of the church.

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