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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

Elia Hill, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995 599 98 88 15
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“golden dome” (5 reviews)
“big church” (7 reviews)
Elia Hill, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995 599 98 88 15
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice grounds, nice building. An abundance of religious icons inside. But big scaffolding still present. Many steps!

Thank Fetustician
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You get to see lots of churches in Georgia and they are all more or less look alike. A reminder: Georgians are so religious, try not to talk so loudly and respect local traditions. No enry fee.

Thank Jubin R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral is said to contain a stone from Jerusalem brought by Saint David. Enjoy a nice view of the city centre.

Thank ShekG
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked up by steps then way to inside Sameba Cathedral and i seen some pictures of all history. I walked downstair by two floors.

Thank Matteo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church, the largest in the whole of Georgia is located on top of a hill, overlooking the city. The interior is modern with a lot of old manuscripts and icons on the sides. Although it is quite big it retains a relative peace and...More

Thank math1482
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed there... It is an absolute inquired place to visit. There is no need to wear scarf or skirts here...

Thank ghazal6963
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read that this cathedral was huge, and it looks really big as you're walking up to it, but it didn't seem that big when I got inside. But then I went downstairs and realized there are at least two floors below the mail cathedral....More

Thank EUReview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral is the tallest in Georgia and seen from most parts of Tbilisi. The construction was finished in 2004.

Thank Zaza S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of the city, fantastic architecture and interesting history. Walk up the hill past the Presidential Palace to the Sameba Cathedral, passing through the street market (very short detour) to stock up on locally grown produce.

Thank Mike-Speed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is majestic and nice. you can visit all floors. I strongly suggest that go with a Georgian one and tour leader for the figuring out the interesting stories behind all paintings

Thank naznik17
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When you go into a Russian Orthodox church, what kind of head cover do most women wear? I know in eastern Europe many women wear a large square silk scarf folded in a triangle, tied under the chin with the point of the triangle at the back - Queen Elizabeth of England often wears scarves this way. But - do some wear other types of head cover? What about the lacy mantilla like in Spain - would Orthodox women in Georgia wear anything like that? I may go on this tour, which includes a church visit, and I also will be visiting a church service on Sunday, so I would like to wear what most women in Georgia would wear. I understand women must wear a scarf or hat in Orthodox church but want to have the best possible to fit in. I will be traveling in May, so I will not be wearing a parka with hood or any winter weather hat. Thank you.
23 April 2016|
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Response from Irina_ily | Reviewed this property |
this church have free scarf near, you can wear it
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