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I find it great that the name of Sioni Church is linked with Mount Zion in Jerusalem, also called Dormitio. Sioni Church is not the oldest church in Tbilisi, but it was built in the site of former sanctuaries. Its history is complicated. Sioni Church...More
Stopped outside this church and sat as the sun went down. A full service was underway and despite the cold weather , I sat on a bench outside listening to the Hymns. A beutiful and memorable experience. If you are around on a staurday eveining...More
This is another of the more interesting orthodox churches to visit whilst in Tbilisi. Located close to the river in the old town. It is now a very touristy area, but understandable why with the attractive old buildings to see.
Sioni church is located right at the heart of the Tbilisi old town very close to the Tbilisi History Museum. It is a church dating to a few centuries back and is considered among the oldest in Tbilisi. Going inside requires having modest dress.
Sioni was one of the Orthodox churches we planned to visit as we knew that it used to be the main Cathedral church in Tbilisi, and the Cross of St. Nino was there. But, we made some additional discoveries when we arrived. One of the...More