Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral

Bolnisi, Georgia

Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox basilica was built in 478–493. It is the oldest extant church building in Georgia. Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral is known for its Georgian Bolnisi inscriptions. These are one of the oldest historical documents of the Georgian alphabet.



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Founded: 478-493 AD
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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C E Spiess (5 months ago)
Ancient green stone church is said to be the oldest church in Georgia. Church building was locked when we arrived but an elderly church lady kindly opened the doors. The church has an abundance of icons inside, and very beautiful ancient looking frescos of saints on the apse opposite of entry. If you climb up the stairs of the tower located to the right when you enter the churchyard I wouldn't recommend entering the room at the top as the floor looked unstable. The village and site is definitely worth visiting! I'm sure that I would have learned a lot more is I could read and understand Georgian!
Yorgi Maxnias (6 months ago)
First orthodox church ever build in georgia,they have few unique & miraculous paintings nowhere else to be found, Also the place that the first record of archaic georgian language was discovered!
Anna Kochua (8 months ago)
The most emotional place ❤️
Tamar Turmanidze (2 years ago)
Nice and blessful place
Tamar Turmanidze (2 years ago)
Nice and blessful place
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