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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

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Elia Hill, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995 599 98 88 15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Splendid complex indeed. Beautiful views of the city from its grounds. Don't miss the little birds sanctuary at its garden's premises - very lovely indeed!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Irena77539
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a very beautiful Yard, full of flowers and gardens. The church isn't just a place to pray but there are many historical picture frames and paint walls. It's worthwhile to visit. این کلیسا محوطه بزرگ و بسیار زیبایی داره که پر از گل...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank saeedtrips1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If it is not a part of your tour then especially take a cab and visit it. The structure is HUGE and one gets totally mesmerized with the beauty of it (both exterior and interior). Its area is super clean, green and the paintings artwork...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ehsansahar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I arrived at my hotel " Epic Hotel" I was blown away because I saw this scenery view outside my room. Suddenly I went outside and took FB live.. If you are religious person, it is perfect place to visit with. When I enter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 204glend
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

A must do while in Tbilisi. One of the biggest orthodox churches. What makes it a real eyesight are the icon drawings, some of them dated many millennial years. The outside gardens are lovely too and the bell towers are a real beauty.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank crazybou
Reviewed 13 February 2019

i like it really nice place. my friends prefered to visit some other places but now they regret that they did not follow me . so if u have chance just go there

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

It is impressive simply for the size which is much bigger than you would expect. I would suggest taking a metered taxi there and back as walking takes you through some fairly rough streets.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thedragon67
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is the symbol of the Georgian rebirth. It is a fairly new building and not really to my taste. It is enormous and can be seen from many directions. At night they light it. The grounds of the cathedral are vast. From...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 28 January 2019

being a Hindu, I'm not aware of the rituals and prayers in the Church. I felt very peaceful and happy visiting the place.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

i saw this church on Sunday, it was a Big church and so Crowded. Priest started to Pray and that was a Amazing Silence in the church,,, Totally that was a Great experience for me to see other Religions Ceremony...Also that Entry was FREE of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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mehdi z
2 April 2018|
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Response from davit b | Reviewed this property |
visiting the church is absolutely free. no charge.
22 January 2018|
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Response from Prasad P | Reviewed this property |
Georgian people celebrate the Christmas and New Year in the month of January and not in December so there is a possibility that the Easter celebrations might be delayed as well. Not sure though. Better to confirm with the... More