Jvari Church

Jvari Church, Mtskheta: Hours, Address, Jvari Church Reviews: 4.5/5

Jvari Church
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,156 contributions
A historic world heritage site with an amazing view
Mar. 2020
A quick stop on the way to Mtskheta, which is the old capital of Georgia.
The Monastery was built in the sixth century, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The view from the top of the hill is astonishing, overlooking the old city of Mtskheta and the intersection of the two rivers.
Written February 19, 2021
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Mohga Moamen
Cairo, Egypt196 contributions
Amazing view
Mar. 2020 • Friends
The view there is great, you must visit this spot to take panoramic photos of the stunning view of you are a big fan of high places.
Written February 12, 2021
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,243 contributions
Cradle of Georgian church
Feb. 2020
One of the UNESCO world heritage monuments list along with other monuments in Mtskheta, the old capital of Iberia. It's located on a hill overlooking the intersection between the rivers of Mtkvari and Aragvi and it dates back to the 6th century. Directly linked to the old tradition of Saint Nino, who converted the King Mirian the 3rd to Christianity in the 4th century, where the ruins of the small church of Jvari right adjacent to the monastery is the place of her wooden cross that she put on an old pagan temple. As this little church was too small for the visiting pilgrims, the Jvari Monastery was built, and it is considered the architecture example for many other monasteries built in the whole Caucasus area. Visiting the place is a must for all people visiting Georgia especially if you are visiting the city of Mtskheta or the neighbouring city of Gori.
Written January 29, 2021
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
Jvari Church is located in a stunning location at the confluence of 2 rivers looking to amazingly beautiful valley.
Nov. 2019
The original name of the Jvari Church was "Church of the Holy Cross". The church that is considered by many Georgians to be the most sacred place in Georgia stands exactly where the "Holy Tree Cross" was established by King Mirian the 3rd, shortly after he converted to Christianity. The church has been build just above the location of the cross. The view from the top of the hilltop of the church towards the valleys of the 2 rivers is very impressive.
Written October 29, 2020
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Omar_AV
Muscat, Oman64 contributions
Old Church
Aug. 2019
Its an old sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery, half an hour drive from Tbilish, near Mtskheta, their old capital. You get the beautiful view of city and Kvari river.
Written July 10, 2020
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TravelDoorsOut
Chicago, IL437 contributions
Worth the visit from Tbilisi
Mar. 2020 • Family
Beautiful little church outside of Tbilisi. Huge holy site for Georgian. Very beautiful and great views of the regions. Would definitely recommend.
Written June 26, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,584 contributions
At the holiest shrine of Georgia!
Sep. 2019
Right here, at the 4th century, beloved St. Nino converted King Mirian and Queen Nana into Christianity. In recognition of their Faith, King Mirian erected here his holy large wooden (or vime) cross. Since then, this small mountain is considered the holiest shrine of Georgia and an important religious site, attracting thousands of pilgrims from all over the Caucasus, as the mentioned cross was reportedly able to work miracles. Around 585 and 604, the Duke Stepanoz I of Kartlis built a sanctuary, known since then as the "Church of the Holy Cross of the Jvari Monastery". Erected atop the Jvari rocky mountain (656 mts.), at the confluence of rivers "Mtkvari" and "Aragvi", it overlooks the city of Mtskheta, the former capital of Georgia. It is an outstanding example of early medieval religious architecture, harmonizing style to environment. The monastery is still religiously active and is under the responsibility of the "Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church". In 1994, it was appointed by Unesco as a "World Heritage Site". Therefore, visiting Jvari is absolutely a must! Enjoy!
Written May 15, 2020
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Aga
Poznan, Poland777 contributions
Must-visit when in Tbilisi!
Mar. 2020
Amazing view on Mtskheta and all the mountains around. Additionally, it is just on the outskirts of Tbilisi so it's a must-visit when you're in the capital.
Written April 1, 2020
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,857 contributions
Historical church with great views
May 2019
The sixth century monastery is located on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Mtkvari and the Aragvi rivers and Mtskheta - the old capital of Georgia. As per the local legend, it is here that Christianity took root in Georgia.

The monastery's name translates to "Monastery of the Cross" and this refers to the original cross erected here by Saint Nino. The octagonal platform holding the original cross still exists now holds a large wooden cross. A smaller building next to the main church marks the spot where the original cross was placed.

The building in a reasonable state although you can observe chipping in some parts. However, the structures around it and the surrounding wall are in ruins.

The church is worth a visit for its historical importance as well as the great views it offers.
Written March 26, 2020
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Aparto.ge
Tbilisi, Georgia2 contributions
Excelent place
Dec. 2019
Jvari Church is the best place in Georgia,
Here you can see the best views of all of Georgia, it is a very high place
Written February 23, 2020
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