Sioni Cathedral Church
Sioni Cathedral Church
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Sioni Cathedral bears the name of Mount Zion at Jerusalem. It was initially built in the 6th - 7th centuries but was destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th century version with some changes from the 17th - 19th centuries. The Cathedral was completely rebuilt by King David the Builder in 1112. The basic elements of the existing structure date from this period. Very interesting and certainly worth seeing.
Written December 29, 2022
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a beautiful medieval cathedral close to the Rhine Park and perched near the river Cuba. It is a beautiful Georgian Orthodox Cathedral. it is tradition to name some churches after holy places and this church was named after the Zion Church of Jerusalem.
Written June 20, 2024
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Parastoooo
Tehran, Iran949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
It is a beautiful cathedral with mesmerizing wall-paintings which most of them painted in blue. It was so interesting to see youths pray in the church. There were dress code to inter the church and women must wear scarf.
Written June 29, 2018
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farmbuddy
Demotte, IN160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Georgia is 90% Orthodox; churches and cathedrals are plentiful. No visit to Georgia would be complete without visiting several churches, monasteries and cathedrals. Sioni Cathedral, in Oldtown Tbilisi is an absolute must see. If you are atheist, you may change your mind after a visit here to hear the choir. I'm a music teacher and the antiphonal choirs, from either side of the cathedral, blew me away. Orthodox faith and practice is an integral part of the culture of Georgia, with nearly all restaurants having fasting menus for holy seasons and days. The majority of Georgians, at least outwardly, are very devout; so if you are Christian, it is wonderful to be in a country where the practice of the faith is so much a part of visible daily life. Arrive at Sioni just before 9:00 am on Sunday. Warning, you will be standing, which is what you do in an Orthodox church; and it will be crowded. But it is definitely worth the time and of course it is FREE.
Written January 31, 2016
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Tengo G
Tbilisi, Georgia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012
So, wonderful church located in the old town. Lots of frescoes inside from old time. If you want to experience orthodox service, visit this place on Sunday morning and enjoy boys' choir - amazing voices!
Written November 15, 2012
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vika_h1219
Kharkiv, Ukraine1,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
This old church is not particularly remarkable in appearance, but is considered by some Georgians as their number one church. Inside are ancient frescoes, which are now partially cleaned of soot from candles. The part of the frescoes, which had not yet cleared, looks gloomy and hints at the many worshippers who have passed through over the years.

Before the new church was built across the river, it was the most important church in Tbilisi. There is a cross of St. Nino, whose look different from the usual Orthodox cross. The fact is that when St. Nino brought the cross to Georgia, she made it out from the grape branches and of her scythe. Built in the 7th century, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and rebuilt several times.

The difference between the Cathedral and other ancient churches in Georgia - it is located on a flat place, not on the hill.
Written November 3, 2012
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Beautiful church, spectacular especially on the outside. I went in but only briefly as there was an ongoing funeral service at that time. Easily reachable from Rustaveli Avenue.
Written December 11, 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
The Sioni Cathedral dates back to 6th cent, and it used to be the seat of Georgian Orthodox Church until recent times, when the Sameba Holy Trinity was built in 2004.
It's settled in the old town and is a classic Georgian style cross-cupola church. It's most important relic is the St.Nino's cross who brought Christianity to Georgia.
Written December 2, 2017
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bobca1947
home647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Sioni Cathedral is the spiritual heart of the Georgian Orthodox religion in Tbilisi. It is named for Mt. Zion in Jerusalem and is located in the Old Town. The church features unique golden stonework, but the draw for many visitors remains the chance to see St. Nino's Cross. Legend says that when St. Nino brought Christianity to Georgia in the fourth century, she constructed this cross from vine leaves and her own hair. Today it is the most important relic in the Georgian Orthodox church.
Written November 3, 2017
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VERA P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
I am not too into cathedrals but Sioni Cathedral has its own charm and peacefulness that you will be impressed with the ambiance and serenity.
Written February 7, 2017
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