Samtavro Church, Mtskheta

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Part of a monastery complex, Samtavro Church attracts tourists with its ancient wall paintings and tombs of the first king and queen of Georgia. Although most of the complex dates back to 11th, the foundations were set in the 4th century. Inside, admire the dome ceiling built from stone and without ground support, and the wall murals depicting biblical events. Use our Mtskheta tour planner to visit Samtavro Church on your trip to Mtskheta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Such places are saturated with powerful energy, inside calmly and feel peace, will be interesting and lovers of history and believers. Recommended to visit.
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  • You can walk from Svetitshkoveli Cathedral /Mtskheta to Samtavro church and monastery and reach it by crossing a park. The walk takes between 10 and 15 minutes. I went for it in pouring rain because I...  more »
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