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Sightseeing in Mtskheta | The city of Mtskheta is one of the distinctive historical cities, it was the capital of the Georgian country during the Middle Ages, as it was distinguished by its unique location between the rivers (Kura) and (Aragbi), so you find many prominent archaeological and historical monuments in each of its antique neighborhoods, including tourism in Mtskheta has many churches, and its ancient churches were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1994 AD. The city of Mtskheta is located in the Georgian province of Kartli, and is considered the oldest Georgian city at all, and is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the world. The city of Mtskheta is about 20 km north of the capital, Tbilisi, with a population of about twenty thousand people.

Sights of Mtskheta

Mtskheta Archaeological Museum

متحف متسخيتا الأثري

Mtskheta Archaeological Museum is one of the most important archaeological sites in the city. The museum includes among its flanks many antiques, relics, historical collectibles, manuscripts and other priceless tools. The history of these archaeological holdings dates back to the Bronze Age and the late Middle Ages. The museum also displays various ethnographic holdings.

Shio Monastery

دير شيو متسخيتا

The Shio Monastery is one of the most prominent tourist places in Mtskheta, and one of the largest gathering places for monks in Georgia. In the late sixth century AD, the monastery included nearly two thousand monks, and was classified among the places of social and religious activity. Surrounding one of the districts of Mtskheta, the monastery is classified as one of the most important tourist attractions in Georgia as well, as it is considered one of the most important tourist and religious attractions in the city.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

كاتدرائية سفيتيتسخوفيلي

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is one of the most important tourist places in the city of Mtskheta, Georgia. It is also considered one of the most prestige places that deserves a visit from any visitor to the city of Mtskheta. It is very popular among the locals and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is the first church built for the first Georgian Christian king.

Geert Vizi Castle

قلعة خيرتفيزي

Geert Viz is one of the ancient historical castles and the most famous tourist places in the city at all. It witnessed remarkable activity and great popularity during the feudal period that passed through Georgia and its surrounding areas. The castle was built about two centuries BC, to be one of the most fortified and powerful castles ever, and today it is one of the most prominent historical monuments and tourist attractions in the city of Mtskheta.

Samtavro Church

كنيسة سامتافرو
  • Samtavro Church is that Orthodox church that was built during the fourth century AD, where the king of Iberia at that time ordered King (Marian III) to build it for the first time, and then it was restored about seven centuries later by King (George I). The Samtavro Church includes the tomb of King Mirian inside The third, and next to it is the tomb of the king’s wife, where we are buried in the southwest side of the church. The walls of the Samtavru Church are adorned with many distinctive murals and paintings, not to mention the wonderful drawings and inscriptions in addition to rare mosaic designs. Therefore, the Samtavro Church was added to the list of World Heritage in 1994 by UNESCO.

monastery of the cross

دير الصليب متسخیتا

دير الصليب أنشئت كنيسة أو دير الصليب سنة ٥٤٥م ويمثل بناء كنيسة الصليب بصورة كبيرة طراز البناء السائد بجنوب القوقاز في ذلك الزمان. وقد استعمل هذا الطراز المعماري بعد ذلك في العديد من الأبنية والكنائس بمختلف أنحاء جورجيا.

Jvari cathedral

كاتدرائية جفاري

Jvari Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece and a stunning architectural example of the splendor of the churches towering over a hill in Mtskheta. According to legend, it was built on the site where Saint Nino erected the first Orthodox cross. The main attraction in Mtskheta is the Jvari Monastery, which is perched on a mountain overlooking the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. The 6th century monastery is a great place to watch the sunset and a popular place for wedding photography if you come during the right season.


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