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Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

What great old church steeped in local history . The inside of this church make you feel very close to God. The frescoes are rearly butetifull . From the outside ramparts you a breath taking view of the mtskheta church below, the river and valley. Georgia is truly blessed with great historical monestaries. Good weather is required to enjoy this historical area. March is a very changeable for weather.
It a 6 km from Tbilisi and requires a car- taxi or local bus to get there but well worth the effort.

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Reviewed March 14, 2015

Jvari Monastery is outstanding monument of Georgian architecture. It is positioned on the top of the rocky slope above Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Under it one can see the town of Mtskheta, which used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.
In the interior one can really feel the history of the place.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Miroslav K
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Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited Jvari around noon on a windy, rainy day in mid November. We were staying in Tbilisi and had already been in Armenia and visited a lot of churches/monastries on the same trip so my husband was a bit hesitant to go on another long excursion to visit yet "another" church. Still, we grabbed a taxi earlier that day and agreed with him to drive us to Mtskheta and hop by the church on the top of the hill. I must mention though, that it was totally worth it! The most beautiful aspect about this church is primarily its location. It crowns the steep hill and offers panoramic views onlooking the Mtskheta brick rooftops and river crossings. It is so secluded and nostalgic you feel like you went on a trip to another world! If you're visiting in winter, I advise multi-layering and grabbing a wool cap or scarf as the wind could get extremely cold at times. Definitely recommended!

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed March 6, 2015

There is a beautiful view on Mtskheta. It situated close to Tbilisi so there often crowded especially on weekends. One Cons is to reach it you must take a taxi or a tour.
But there is Tip for people who loves extremly economy-saving geeks: take a bus No11 and go to it's last stop in Zahesi district. its terminus is at the begining of road to jvari monastry which is about 5 kilometres. More detailed info about bus route and walking distance you can find on google maps.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Lado87
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Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is the lone church on top of the hill. It can easily be seen from Svetitskhoveli Cathedral on the other side of the river in Mtskheta. Its very small but has spectacular views of Mtskheta. You CANNOT wear shorts there. I saw the signs there and went in the back of the church and put on pants.

Date of experience: May 2014
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