Mtskheta

Mtskheta is one of Georgia’s most famous towns. The former capital is just a 20-minute drive from Tbilisi and is the one place every Georgian takes their visitors to see. Founded 3,000 years ago, Mtskheta’s main attraction is the marvellous Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. This architectural masterpiece of the early middle-ages is also known as the burial place of Christ’s mantle and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Region։Republic of Georgia
Above sea level։476 m

Mtskheta is one of Georgia’s most famous towns. The former capital is just a 20-minute drive from Tbilisi and is the one place every Georgian takes their visitors to see. Founded 3,000 years ago, Mtskheta’s main attraction is the marvellous Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. This architectural masterpiece of the early middle-ages is also known as the burial place of Christ’s mantle and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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