Shio-Mgvime Monastery, Mtskheta

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Admire vividly colored Orthodox fresco paintings at Shio-Mgvime Monastery, a medieval monastic complex on the northern bank of the Mtkvari River. Built in the 6th century, the main St. John the Baptist church features an octagonal dome erected over a cross foundation. Backed by steep cliffs fringed with lush vegetation, the monastery stands on a plateau accessed by a paved pathway. Make Shio-Mgvime Monastery part of your personalized Mtskheta itinerary using our Mtskheta online travel planner .
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  • Very nice temple in the mountains. I recommend to drive. Beautiful painting of walls, its apiary, and a sense of absolute unity with nature.
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  • Small male monastery... Very quiet, calm and measured place... Here you rest both body and soul... There are few tourists... Very nicely painted temples...
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  • I like it. Strong vibrations, quite atmosphere. Old architecture.
  • Road that leads here is quite spectacular especially on the dawn. And the monastery is just gorgeous.
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