This large church, now part of a nunnery, was built in the 1130s and was once the palace church of the lords of Mtskheta. King Mirian...
This grand (and for its time, enormous) building dates from the 11th century, early in the golden age of Georgian church architecture....
Visible for miles around on its hilltop overlooking Mtskheta from the east, the Jvari Church is, to many Georgians, the holiest of...
A larger, fancier, new place in an attractive stone, tile and wood building, with a wide range of Georgian dishes and wines.
Mtskheta Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The museum has an interesting collection of archaeological finds, labelled in English and Georgian, from the Mtskheta area, which has been inhabited for several millennia. Highlights include an elaborately worked Bronze Age ritual belt, and a miniature mother-of-pearl Iranian sun temple from the 3rd or 4th century AD, found in the Samtavro cemetery.