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Anchiskhati Basilica

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Address: Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi, Georgia
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One of the oldest building in Tbilisi

Our guide told us that this is one of the oldest building in Tbilisi , that it did not have any major renovations over the centuries and that it was still operational . Amazing... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our guide told us that this is one of the oldest building in Tbilisi , that it did not have any major renovations over the centuries and that it was still operational . Amazing ! Easy to find , close to the Clock Tower .

Thank belleretraite
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visisted this place on our way to Gadauri... Very scenic views around and good place for some photo ops...

1 Thank saipai
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

another opportunity to see the world Georgia people food culture is "wow" only wish i did more i did see allot Anchisyhati being one of them , kinda of surreal when in another country se the world

Thank alcgomez
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This church is super super old, and have the real traditional design of church by that time period. The interior is wonderful, don't miss it, it's on the main pedestrian walk leaving the city center.

Thank Guilljea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a major site for a reason. The art and frescos are beautiful and the architecture is stunning.

Thank ColoradoVirginia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This review is quite late. I just came from the Puppet Theatre when I passed by an old church buildoing which turned out to be the Anchiskhati Basilica. The simplicity of the architectural design enhances the beauty of the structure.

2 Thank pinoytraveller2
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the oldest church in Tbilisi. The interior though not elaborated is charming in its own way. Worth visiting

Thank JustLoveToFly
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is the oldest church in Old Tbilisi. There are far fewer icons in this church than many of the others in Old Tbilisi. This gives it more of a feel of the churches seen in Armenia. It is also different in that it has three naves rather than the more usual configuration. For me the simpler the church, the... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is just in the middle of the old city next to the famous Marionette theater and Gabriadze cafe. I took my best picture of it from the back

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Built in the beginning of VI century and only one survived among the ancient period churches in Tbilisi. Anchiskhati was always i the core of major events since then. Today it represents one of the key tourist sites.

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