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Metekhi Cathedral, Tbilisi

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Overlooking the river on a rocky outcropping, Metekhi Cathedral describes the history of the nation. Sitting on the location of King Vakhtang Gorgasali's fortified citadel, built in this strategic location when he founded the city, the cathedral has been rebuilt several times. During the Soviet years it was used as theater after several failed attempts by the city's leader to destroy the structure. Cross-copula in design, the current cathedral was built between 1278 and 1289. Enter the cathedral, where you'll see small alcoves along the walls and painted frescoes primarily in gold and reds. Outside, take in the views of the town from this vantage point. Plan my Tbilisi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Located next to Rike Square, next to Rike Square, next to Rike Square, located next to Rike Square, located next to Rike Square, located at the starting point of major tourist attractions such as the Old Town/ Narikala Fortress/ Georgia Mother Statue/ Sameba Church/ The Bridge of Freedom. See more interest in the surrounding landscape
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  • It seems that already around the 5th century there was a church and a castle on this site. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and its shape should resemble that erected in the Getsemani in Jerusalem. The church was rebuilt several times after fires and wars and returned to its function only in 1988. The castle was never rebuilt after 1820. Very nice is its location overlooking the river to dominate the city.
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