Mtskheta

  • Hotel:
    • Aurumi Hotel
  • Transport:
    • Mtskheta is one of the most ancient cities in the country of Georgia, located just 12 miles north of Tbilisi on the Aragvi River
    • Mtskheta is close to Tbilisi, so it’s very easy to do a day trip to. Catch a minibus (marshrutkas) that departs regularly from Didube Bus Station.
    • Look out for a board that advertises buses to Kazbegi. Here there will be a marshrutka that has a sign in English to Mtskheta. You can buy tickets from a cashier next to the bus. A tickets costs 1GEL per person.
    • A taxi from Tbilisi to Mtskheta costs around 20GEL
  • Things to see:
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been inhabited since before 1,000 BC
    • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
    • Monastery Of Shio-Mgvime
    • Bebristsikhe Castle
    • Mtskheta State Archaeological Museum-Reserve
    • Armazi Fortress
    • Armaztsikhe (Bagineti)
    • Jvari Monastery
  • Tips:
    • Visit the ancient Georgian Orthodox Jvari monastery to enjoy a magnificent view of where the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers confluence to each other
    • Bebris Tsikhe castle, located on the mountain top of north Mtskheta, also offers speculator views
    • Adults are requested to not wear shorts or dresses above the knees when stepping inside monasteries
    • Women must cover their head when entering Orthodox churches

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