One of the oldest cities in Georgia (in the Kartli region of Eastern Georgia), 24 kilometers from Tbilisi.
Mtskheta Founded in the 2nd half of the 1st millennium BC. er Until the end of the 5th century AD er – the capital of the Kartlian kingdom. Here are the remains of fortified residences, city blocks, burial grounds, as well as the complex of the monastery of Samtavro (the main temple of the XI century) and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Near Mtskheta is the country’s oldest monastery temple Jvari (VI century). The holy place for Orthodox Georgians to whom the history of the chiton and Jesus Christ is connected, the adoption of Christianity by the state religion of Mtskheta remains the main seat of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.