Ertatsminda Cathedral

Ertatsminda, Georgia

The Ertatsminda Cathedral of Eustathius of Mtskheta was built in the 13th century. The Ertatsminda cathedral stylistically resembles the other Georgian churches of the 12th-13th centuries.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Besarion Chikhladze (10 months ago)
The Ertatsminda Cathedral of Eustathius of Mtskheta (Georgian: ერთაწმინდის ტაძარი) is a medieval Georgian Orthodox cathedral built in the XIII century. Over centuries, name Estate tsminda (holy Eustathius) transformed into Ertatsminda form. At the end of the XIV century Cathedral was ruined by hordes of Timur the Lame. Cathedral was rebuilt multiple times, latest restoration was the middle of the XX century. From the beginning of the XVII century Cathedral was belonged to Tarkhnishvili family, later it was used as a cementery of the Saakadze family as well. In cathedral is buried the head of Paata Saakadze, the son of the Georgia's national hero Giorgi Saakadze. Little Paata was kept as a hostage at the court of shah Abbas of Iran. Enraged of the crushing defeat of his army by Georgian forces led by Giorgi, shah ordered to behead the child and send his head to the father
levan gigilashvili (2 years ago)
It's very calm and beautiful historic Cathedral. If you go further upside the village you'll see breathtaking fields and mountains. Just recommend ❤
Giorgi Galuashvili (2 years ago)
Great historical place.
Albert Yung (2 years ago)
A very old Catherdral with worn out interior. Not worth the effort even though it's in easy reach by car.
Albert Yung (2 years ago)
A very old Catherdral with worn out interior. Not worth the effort even though it's in easy reach by car.
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