Samtavro Monastery

Mtskheta, Georgia

Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta, Georgia, were built in the 4th century by King Mirian III of Iberia. The church was reconstructed in the 11th century by King George I and Catholicos-Patriarch Melkisedek. The famous Georgian Saint monk Gabriel is buried in the yard of Samtavro Church.

Samtavro is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historical Monuments of Mtskheta.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Georgia


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dian kustanti (3 months ago)
The complex. I literally feeling awkward to get in as people are praying faithfully inside. I noticed not a single tourist was presence except us.. --oct16--
Caroline Uchiha (4 months ago)
Pretty nice place, however it's better to go when is not so cold and with more light.
Gautami Biswas (4 months ago)
A very important religious and historical place. A must visit when in Georgia.
Alimzhan Hamzin (5 months ago)
Awesome atmospheric place. We really liked it!
Jeevan Thomas (10 months ago)
It is an important historic as well as religious destination. For the tourists better to avoid to visit this church on weekends so that you will get more freedom to see the church and will not be as a disturbance to the devotees those who came for adoration.
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