Situated at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, World Heritage Site Jvari Church sits alone atop a desolate, windswept mountaintop. A Georgian Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, the site is where St. Nino converted King Miriam to Christianity (according to tradition) and erected a cross on an existing pagan temple. The current church is believed to have been built between 590 and 605 CE. Explore this site to get a sense of the religious history of the nation. Attempt to read the inscription on the facade, which is said to date the structure by naming the principle builders involved in the construction. Make Jvari Church a centerpiece of your Mtskheta vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mtskheta holiday maker.
Tours to Jvari Church
Tbilisi to Jvari Monastery, Ananuri, Gudauri, Gergeti Trinity Church BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $49
Duration: 14 hours
Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $29
Duration: 10 hours
One Day Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $78
Duration: 8 hours
Jvari Church reviews
Its an old sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery, half an hour drive from Tbilish, near Mtskheta, their old capital. You get the beautiful view of city and Kvari river. more »
Beautiful little church outside of Tbilisi. Huge holy site for Georgian. Very beautiful and great views of the regions. Would definitely recommend. more »
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