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Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Tbilisi’s oldest surviving church is a must. It is a small church with a three naïve basilica which has been restored many times but has lots of atmosphere and very popular with tourists and is well worth a visit.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For being the oldest church in Tbilisi it is in good shape. Certainly worth to make a stop and take a look inside. Great architecture

Thank Pontinha2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is constructed with the yellowish tuff rectangulars, though after the restoration brick took some part in the layers of the church.

Thank CarRentalGeorgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small church is the oldest in the city and easy to find, near the Marionette Theater. When you enter, there is a basket of scarves by the door. If you’re female, cover your head with a scarf to show respect. After I put on...More

Thank emilysmom2003
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This old church is destroyed many times and rebuild many times.Still worth the visit as the basics remains the same.

1  Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The Anchiskhati Basilica is the oldest church in Tbilisi. On every trip to Georgia I try and visit this little church which is set behind wrought iron gates with lovely grape designs. I love to spend a few minutes just sitting quietly in the church....More

1  Thank Baldrobe
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The Anchiskhati Church or the Church of the Virgin Mary is located in the northern part of the Old City and is considered the oldest temple in Tbilisi and the second oldest one in Georgia. The temple got his name in the 17th century, after...More

1  Thank Culinary-Consultants
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is located right in the center of Tbilisi near the peace bridge. Nothing fantastic but of historical value.

Thank Benedict E
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

That was the first place we visited in Tbilisi and were not disappointed. That made my heart beating and we were excited to be there. The oldest church of the city! We were deeply touched with the conversation with the Holy Father who kindly offered...More

Thank valkar1979
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is an old basilica in the midst of Tbilisi and small and feel little too small walking through, but worth a peek inside.

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Response from Firoz U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shelly, I'm not entirely sure for the dates you mention, but when I was there in early June, there was scaffolding up but I believe on Sundays there may be a church service. Might be good to ask the accommodation you are... More
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