Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral located in the historical town of Mtskheta, 20 km from Tbilisi. With his grace and architectural forms is one of the most important monument of Georgian architecture. It is the second largest church building in the country, and is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral was built in the 11th century and is surrounded by a number of legends associated primarily with the early Christian traditions. Svetitskhoveli is the most sacred place in the Georgia, because there are kept the world’s greatest relics - mantle of Christ. The interior walls are painted with frescoes, most of which have not survived in their original state, but witch are survived are very beautiful. Here visitors can see an unforgettable fresco of the Zodiac. This fresco is very uncommon for Georgia Christian art. Floor of the temple is covered with many tombs, majority of which have historical significance – Kings Vakhtang Gorgasali, Erekle II, Giorrgi XIII, are buried here. Both interior and exterior of the temple are the best reveal creations.

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