Saturday Scenes: Mtskheta, Georgia

Mtskheta, just outside of Tbilisi, has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. Once the capital of Iveria (in the 4th century B.C.), it was the seat of the Georgian church until the 12th century. The town sits at the intersection of the Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers, which can be seen from the Jvari Church, a sixth century church sitting on a hill across the river from Mtskheta.

Mtskheta, Georgia

3 thoughts on “Saturday Scenes: Mtskheta, Georgia”

  1. We traveled through Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan for 9 days early this month…we really loved the places ancient and warmth of the people…we did visit the Mtskheta Cathedral…wonderful beyond words…

  2. It is a bit like the land that vowels forgot though. I love the name.

    The picture is pretty cool though. I often find it interesting to see the towns that were so important centuries ago have not grown or changed since then and feel like tiny villages now. How society flows over time..

  3. Wow, that is just gorgeous, Katie! I never knew anything about Georgia (besides that is both a country and a US state!) before following your posts. I think as we continue our quest to visit every European country, we’ll definitely be using your travels as inspiration!

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