July 2009

Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi.

Annanuri Fortress

Annanuri is both an old fortress and monastery situated on the right bank of the river Aragvi. The fortress dates back to the early feudal age; it served as an…

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Gori. The birthplace of Iosif Dzhugashvili, better known to the world as Joseph Stalin, lies 95km (59 miles) west of Tbilisi. The town has the last surviving…

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Jvari Cathedral

Jvari (St. Cross Monastery) stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the village of Mtskheta, which was…

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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Svetitiskhoveli Cathedral, located in Mtskheta about 20km (12 miles) to the northwest of Tbilisi. Mtskheta predated Tbilisi as the capital of Iberia until the…

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Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, stands on the banks of the River Mtkvari, in a valley surrounded by hills. The name for the city derives from the word tbili…

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