Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Local nameსვეტიცხოვლის საკათდრო ტაძარი
LocationMtskheta, Georgia

The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Known as the burial site of the claimed Christ's mantle, Svetitskhoveli has long been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the most venerated places of worship in the region. The present structure was completed between 1010 and 1029 by the medieval Georgian architect Arsukisdze, although the site itself dates back to the early fourth century.

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Opening hours

Daily: 8 am - 8 pm


Free admission.

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Address Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Mtskheta, Georgia

Coordinates 41°50'32.23" N 44°43'15.772" E

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