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Sioni Cathedral Church

Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ranked #10 of 41 Attractions in Tbilisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Rome, Italy
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Community of Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Many reconstructions. Main reason to visit if to see the St Nono Cross from the 4th Century. This is perhaps the most important relic in the Georgian Orthodox church.

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
68 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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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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83 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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