Samtavro Church, Mtskheta

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World heritage site · Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • We did a day in Mtskheta exploring and popped into the cathedral for a quick peak after lunch. It’s like many you see in the region, but easy to visit and has a large garden inside. Historically it’s....  more »
  • The church dates back to the eleventh century and was built to replace an earlier fourth century structure. It has undergone several reconstructions, additions and renovations since then. The name.....  more »
  • Good place to know about history and nice museum there. And this is run by women. Went from tbilisi to see this and enjoyed my trip. There is open area outside. The walls and the overall construction is amazing. Great attention to detail is given. Amazing
  • Good place to visit. Close to Tbilisi and has historical value.

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