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Sioni Church, Tbilisi

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Serving as Tbilisi's main Georgian Orthodox cathedral until the completion of Tsminda Sameba in 2004, Sioni Church features a history stretching back more than 1,400 years, providing insight into the spiritual history of the nation. Originally founded in the late 400s, the church has been razed and rebuilt many times; the structure that stands now likely originates from 1112, when the church was completely rebuilt during the reign of King David IV. Step inside to walk the aisles and examine the frescoes that adorn the walls. The church also houses an important relic, the cross of Saint Nino--or the Grapevine Cross--a symbol of the Georgian Orthodox Church dating from the 4th century. You can see a replica of the cross on display; the real cross is locked away. Work out when and for how long to visit Sioni Church and other Tbilisi attractions using our handy Tbilisi trip planner.
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  • Beautiful church, spectacular especially on the outside. I went in but only briefly as there was an ongoing funeral service at that time. Easily reachable from Rustaveli Avenue. 
    Beautiful church, spectacular especially on the outside. I went in but only briefly as there was an ongoing funeral service at that time. Easily reachable from Rustaveli Avenue.  more »
  • Sioni Cathedral is ocated right on the main road running through Old Town Tbilisi, so you will have no trouble locating it. Easy to include in a self-created walking tour of old town. Reminder... 
    Sioni Cathedral is ocated right on the main road running through Old Town Tbilisi, so you will have no trouble locating it. Easy to include in a self-created walking tour of old town. Reminder...  more »
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  • Nice like gods churches atmosphere is likely good and resting facilities available for long journey in india or other country need more energy good
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