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.
Tours to Shio-Mgvime Monastery
$56 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour to Mtskheta from Tbilisi (Jvari,Armazi,Svetitskhoveli, Samtavro,Shiomgvime)
Duration: 9 hours
$49 BOOK WITH VIATOR 5 places in 1 day - Mtskheta - Jvari - Chronicle of Georgia and more
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Shio-Mgvime Monastery reviews
It’s a bit of a drive from Mtskheta, but we’ll worth it if you have a car. It’s a bit more unique than some of the others, and it was my favorite of the trip. The frescos are beautifully preserved... more »
During our tree weeks trip to Georgia, we attended multiple monasteries and churches. Shio-Mgvime Monastery is an amazing and a peaceful place, far away from the tourist hustle. We were lucky to... more »
Awesome lovely monastery. Sweetest memory in the trip. I loved all the way to the church, inside and the dance outside. The souvenir shops. Marvellous architecture.
Two separate church buildings on the same site. The older one seems to be a chapel in the underground where as the new one is bigger and newer. The "new" church building has adorable paintings in the interior walls and ceiling.
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