MTSKHETA - JVARI - UPLISTSIKHE

The ancient capital of Georgia and the cave city

Visiting Mtskheta: Mtskheta has been Georgia’s religious and cultural center since the Christianity has become the state religion in 4th century. It was the Capital of Georgia until the 5th century AD, before King Vakhtang Gorgasali moved the Capital to Tbilisi. The “Svetitskhoveli” Cathedral (4th century) in Mtskheta has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. “Svetitskhoveli” is the place for enthronization of Georgian patriarchs.
Visiting the “Jvari” Monastery (Monastery of the Cross) of 6th century on the hill right on top of the “Svetitskhoveli” with fascinating views. Visitors may enjoy the extraordinary panorama at the junction of Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers.
Visiting Uplistsikhe: “Fortress of the Lord”, the ancient cave city on the bank of the Mtkvari River, represented a significant political, military, religious, and cultural center between the 6th century BC and 11th century AD. The building is a place of unique archaeological discoveries of the late Bronze Age.

Mtskheta - Jvari - Uplistsikhe

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