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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

1,790 Reviews

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

1,790 Reviews
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Mohammad Qutishat wrote a review Feb 2021
Amman, Jordan2,164 contributions313 helpful votes
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which is known as Tsminda Sameba Cathedral was constructed in 2004, becoming the main & biggest Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Georgia, I also read that it is one of the largest religious buildings in the world. This site is included in some tours inside Tbilisi.
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Date of experience: March 2020
5 Helpful votes
Israel R wrote a review Dec 2020
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions321 helpful votes
Today the Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is the main church of Georgia and the seat of the Patriarch of the Georgian Church. Established to specify 1500 years of the Georgian Orthodox Church and was inaugurated in 2004. Thousands of donations were raised for building the church from businessmen as well as the common people. Inside the foundations of the impressive structure were buried items brought from holy sites in the "Holy Land" in addition to stones collected from the tombs of saints from monasteries throughout Georgia. The exterior structure of the cathedral is most impressive, and its inner space is decorated with an abundance of murals, engravings, and stunning icons. Highly recommended, NOT 2 B MISSED.
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Date of experience: January 2020
3 Helpful votes
paaato777 wrote a review Jul 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia6 contributions
bigeest church in old town . you must visit . in old town is a lot of ancient churches . Sameba is new church . but it is biggest in georgia . recommended !
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Date of experience: July 2020
TAIN2013 wrote a review Mar 2020
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,858 contributions881 helpful votes
Located on a hill in the historic Avlabari district, the expansive church is one of the largest churches in the world. It was built on the site of an earlier structure which was destroyed during the Soviet era and is surrounded by a large paved area which itself is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The tall building rises in three levels and is topped by a golden dome. A golden cross sits on top of the dome. The building is located at an elevation and accessed through a wide and imposing staircase. Inside, the building is beautifully decorated with frescos, chandeliers, paintings and repousse silver artwork. There are several chapels inside the cathedral - some of them underground. Outside, the complex contains many other buildings including a bell tower, a monastery, a gazebo, residence of the patriarch, workshops, fountains etc. The church is impressive and definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Leow Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions48 helpful votes
The cathedral is made up of 2 churches, 1 at the top and one in the basement. The church is very modern, grand, spacious and towers over all buildings in its immediate area. Its more than 90m tall. But there are many beggars nearby which spoils it a little bit
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
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