Tbilisi to Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery

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Mtskheta was the former capital of Georgia. The Holy Cross Monastery of Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Monastery are three principal web site to see in Mtskheta. A stroll down Arsukidze Street is yet another factor to do, thee are quite a few BnB and consuming areas on that street.

Mtskheta is a UNESCO Globe heritage web site. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/708


Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Mtskheta
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 

Minibuses (“Marshrutka” some men and women use this Russian word) run from Tbilisi to Mtskheta leaves quite a few occasions each day. You have to go to Didube bus station. The price tag is 1 GEL a single way, per particular person. I took the metro to Didube and discovering a minibus is not quick as there are 100’s of them there. Lastly located a single. Minibus was more than crowded. From Mtskheta to Jvari and back I had to take a cab, the expense was 15 GEL.

If I had to do it once again, I would take an organized tour to Mtskheta and not attempt to do it on my personal. A tour will expense no additional than 45 GEL. There are quite a few tourist offices about Tbilisi that will get you on a half a day tour. Half a day is lots to see all three web site.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is lovely inside, there is a wooden carved chair in the middle.

Monastery of Jvari

Monastery of Jvari was my subsequent cease, its on a hill, with views of the town and exactly where two rivers meet. Inside in the middle is a large cross.

Jvari Mtskheta

Mtskheta

Image taken from the Javeri Hill, exactly where one can see River Kora and River Araguae meet.

The cab driver dropped me off  minibus cease in Mtskheta. Behind the bus-cease is Samtavro Monastery. There was building going on, there was a Nun that looked at me and gestured photography was not permitted.

Back in Tbilisi I went for a stroll along the peace bridge, and the casino across from it.

My points to do in Tbilisi post http://www.arvinder.com/2017/11/points-to-do-in-tbilisi-georgia.html

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