"Mtskheta, a very old town" Top 5 Page for this destination Mts'khet'a by JLBG

Mts'khet'a Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 138 photos

In the province of Khartli, Mtskheta, a city of almost 20,000 inhabitants is the capital of the region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti, about 20 km north to Tbilisi. It stands at the confluence of two large rivers, the Black Aragvi and of the Kura or Mtkvari.

It is one of the oldest cities in the country. Christianity is deeply rooted in Georgia and even more in Mtskheta as it is the very place where it was first introduced and where it became the national religion of the country. For this reason, it was inscribed in 1994 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Quoted from UNESCO World Heritage list
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
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The historic churches of Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia, are outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus. They show the high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom
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  • Last visit to Mts'khet'a: Apr 2011
  • Intro Updated Oct 30, 2011
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    The medieval churches and all the other lovely buildings are wonderful. So be able to explore such wonderful pieces of history is fantastic! Excellent page JL!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    Another fine new page! Somehow I never realized that Georgian is not an Indo-European language.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Fantastic page with very interesting tips. I especially like your local custom tips as well as the explantaions about the language. Georgia is still on my must visit list.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2011 at 4:52 AM

    Reading your page brought back many great memories from my visits in Georgia (2003 and 2006). Mtskheta I visited on a daytrip from Tbilisi.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    I see it's a great place to explore.... Did you speak some Georgian with locals?

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