Mtskheta is a paradise for knowledge seekers. The city holds the key to understanding Georgian history and Orthodox Christianity. It is where Georgia first adopted Christianity in 334. Since then, it has been home to the country's most significant churches and has been the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Georgian spirituality and art
For a complete immersion into Georgian spirituality, travelers may visit the Svevtitskhoveli Cathedral. This cathedral is where important ceremonies take place for the Georgian Orthodox Church. It has also played a role in the development of medieval architecture in Caucasus.
Many places here were also the sites of holy legends. One of which is the Samtavro, a small church that was once the home of St. Nino. A larger church was also built in the 11th century and is the burial site of Mirian, the Georgian king who embraced Christianity.
Within the city's outskirts is the Armaztsikhe fortress, where a fragment of a royal palace and the Samtavro Monastery, dating back to the 4th century, remains. There is also a bridge that dates back to 1st century BC and is the supposed remains of a bridge built by Pompey the Great's Roman legionnaires.
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