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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture is similar to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, but much simpler. I would visit it before the Cathedral. Otherwise, it's not very impressive. The best part was watching the nuns taking care of the church and performing various duties.

Thank Mehrnoush S
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Its a very old orthodox church with a big yard and a museum.. there are some nuns inside selling candles and ... It is nice to see while you re there

Thank Babak S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The feeling that you get when you are walking in the yard is so calming. When you get into the church you feel amazed by the simplicity. There is burried Holy Father St. Gabriel. It is an active Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta. Blessed...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The church itself is not very exceptional, but it's located in living monastery. If you are lucky, you can see monks and nuns and even people coming to offer their belongings to the monastery, like crops or sheep. The atmosphere of the christianity is the...More

Thank Jakub S
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Georgia has many churches and monasteries looking almost the same, but yet very beautiful. This one in Mtskheta was the third we visited that day, after the uphill Jvari and huge Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. They left a strong impression on us, so we looked at this...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Set in a walled nunnery, this church dating from the C12th contains interesting detail and murals. It is a short walk from the centre of Mtskheta, through an area of local shops.

Thank David S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This monastery is different from others I seen because of the wall around, it looks more as a fortress than a church. But inside it was just restored with beautiful wall paintings. It's big and I think it worth the visit. Outside the wall there...More

Thank MirkoSpino
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The view is the main attraction to me. The church itself is small and modest. I believe it was worth the trip. We drove to the town but took a taxi up to this monastery. We found a taxi that took us there and back...More

Thank AnjCan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Not the main site in Mtskheta, but worth a visit if you are there. I could see the nuns working on the garden, and it was quite interesting.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This review is quite late. Although there were scores of tour packages for Mtskheta from Tbilisi, I decided to do the tour independently. I went to Didube Bus Station and took the minibus bound to Mtskheta. There were other tourists on the bus so we...More

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