Lomisoba

Lomisa festival dates back to pre Christian period. This festival is popular in Aragvi and Ksani gorges. Before Christianity Lomisa used to be very important god in Mtiuleti province. Holy places of Lomisa were on the water dividing range between Ksani and Aragvi and in village Mleta. After Christianity entered the province, on the holy […]

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Skiing in Gudauri

Gudauri – growing in recent years, a mountain resort on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, charms visitors great opportunities for recreation in the mountains, amazing scenery and friendly atmosphere. The resort is located near the Cross Pass (2379 m above sea level) and 43 km from the second highest peak in […]

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Zedazeni

Founded in VI c AD by the head of the 13 Assyrian Fathers – St. Ioane Zedazneli, Zedazeni monastery is located north-east of Mtskheta, on the slope of a hill covered with dense virgin forest. The tradition clames that St. John deliberately choose this place, where the heathen idol had once stood and did not […]

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Kazbegi national park

Kazbegi National Park is located in the historical gorge on the northern slopes of the Caucasus range. The territory of Kazbegi Protected Areas is fragmented, with a total area of 8707 hectares. All of the Kazbegi National Park is mountainous. Its lowest part is located at 1400 m above sea level. Kazbegi National Park is […]

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Shiomgvime monastery

The famous Shiomgvime monastery is located in the river Mtkvari gorge, in a distance of 12 km northwest of Mtskheta, on the very foot of crumbly rocks with the edges resembling an ancient amphitheater spotted with lots of once used hermit sells. All essential buildings of the monastery are grouped around John the Baptist church […]

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Jvari monastery

The domed temple of Mtskheta Holly Jvari Monastery stands above Mtskheta, on top of the mount just across Aragvi river. This temple immortalizes several consequential facts related to the enlightenment of the kingdom of Kartli. According to Georgian manuscripts this is the very place where st. Nino had erected a big wooden cross that stood […]

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Samtavro

Samtavro temple located in Mtskheta is directly linked with deeds of st. Nino, convertor of Georgians. Samtavro temple is the central structure of the Nunnery established here in XIX c. while in earlier times is had been the residence of the Archbishop of Kartli. According to the legend the huge blackberry shrub stood there – […]

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Svetitskhoveli

Mtskheta had been the capital of the East Georgian Kingdom of Kartli from III c. BC till the end of V c. AD. Following the removal of the capital to Tbilisi that took place in the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, Mtskheta have remained the spiritual center of the country with the residence-cathedral of the […]

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