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Jvari Monastery of Mtskheta

Tbilisi, Georgia
4.7 / 42
The Jvari Monastery of Mtskheta is an absolutely stunning place that should not be missed on a visit to Georgia. This sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery is a rare architectural marvel that has remained almost unchanged over the centuries. The monastery is surrounded by green fields where horses graze, and it offers a beautiful view where two rivers meet. It is a must-visit destination for both history enthusiasts and photographers. One of the best things about this monastery is that it is free to enter, so you don't need to buy tickets. Additionally, there is a huge parking space available for visitors. When I visited this mesmerizing spot, I was blown away by the panoramic vistas of Mtskheta village, the flowing Kura River, and the international road along the riverbank. The climb to the hilltop was worth the effort, and the monastery itself is an awe-inspiring sight with its stunning architecture. The peaceful atmosphere adds to the overall experience. For the best experience, I recommend visiting early in the morning to beat the crowds and fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. This visit will undoubtedly be a standout moment of your trip to Georgia. It is believed that the Jvari Monastery was built in the 5th century, making it a remarkable structure with a long history. During my visit, I noticed that the monastery was undergoing maintenance by professionals, which is a testament to its importance and preservation. Overall, my visit to the Jvari Monastery was a highlight of my trip to Georgia. The combination of its historical significance, stunning views, and serene atmosphere make it a must-see destination. Whether you have a car or need to take a taxi, I highly recommend making the journey to this amazing monastery.
Address:RPQM+C79, Mtskheta
Phone:+995 555 34 64 38



Absolutely stunning place. Surrounding this monastery are green fields where you will see horses grazing. Also it has a very beautiful view where 2 ri.. Read more »
An Absolute Must-See: Jvari Monastery! If you're visiting Georgia, you can't afford to miss the sixth-century Jvari Monastery, located near Mtskheta i.. Read more »
It’s been heard that it was build in 5th century… 17 thousand years ago.. Pardon if I’m wrong. Very well preserved and upon visiting this place we fou.. Read more »
I visited this amazing monastery during my Georgia trip on the second day morning. The rush to reach the hilltop was worth it, as the panoramic view o.. Read more »
Amazing place, sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery, with a beautiful panoramic view of Mtskheta. Definitely worth the visit!
This review will be lost in the big amount of reviews that this place has but here it is still. This place is not worthy. You need to take a taxi to g.. Read more »
Old monastery with an amazing view of the city. below, I highly recommended this place. About 45 minutes from the main city. Bolt taxi will cost ar.. Read more »
A place of spiritual reconnection and a place of recognition and appreciation of the true history and people's way of life daring back to the 6th cent.. Read more »
Wow just another breathtaking monastery with an amazing view of the city below, I highly recommend this lovely place just remember with monasteries an.. Read more »
If you decide to visit Mtskheta, it's better to start with Jvari Monastery. The best time for good views of the church and the surrounding area is eit.. Read more »
Great location on top of a hill with amazing views all around. The monastery is small overall. Its for male priest living here
The views are fantastic from this place. It was a bit foggy but still the views are good, I can imagine how it would be in autumn/spring. Also It's wi.. Read more »
Great place for a day out from Tbilisi. There are vans from Didube or trains from the railway station in the centre to Mtskheta from where you walk or.. Read more »
Great location on top of a hill with amazing views all around. The monastery is small overall but I liked that walking path around it and the sight of.. Read more »
Its an UNESCO heritage site and its currently under partial renovation. Its quite close from tbilisi. I would recommend you to walk by the monastery .. Read more »
A beautiful monastery, well preserved and with many beautiful carvings. It’s situated on a hilltop so the view is understandably amazing. There’s quit.. Read more »
At Jvari Monastery is where we started our day; the Monastery is perched atop a hill overlooking Mtskheta; there is no fee to visit. A must-visit, it .. Read more »
Beautiful old monastery. You can hitch hike to get to the top or hike, yet I found only the way along the road. It can be very windy and cold in winte.. Read more »
30 minutes road trip away from the capital Tbilisi. The scenic spot is free of admission. You can enjoy the cold weather and the beautiful city of M.. Read more »
The sunrise and the sunset from this place gives some other feels and it has a quite feeling to the atmosphere, if you go alone or with Friends you ca.. Read more »
Dang this place is beautiful. Bearing a great historical significance for the Orthodox church and located right adjacent to a monastery and opposite M.. Read more »
The monastery is located atop a large hill which opens to a beautiful view of 2 rivers flowing into each other. The sight of the mountain on one side .. Read more »
Amazing must do, out of Tbilisi (20 km) . One of most antique churches in the country. Good views on the village. The best view of the church is from .. Read more »
Pretty cool, worth a visit. Try and go early to avoid crowds. The drive from Tbilisi takes about 30 minutes.
Beautiful! The view, inside the church and the surrounding history was a very nice experience. Our guide was making sure we got the history and unders.. Read more »
Serene place. Mind refreshing experience. Met a photographer who sells fridge magnet with our picture costs 10 gel for one. We bought 3 for 20 gel.
One of the most spiritual places in Georgia. The energy of this place is amazing. You must visit here. And it's best to do it at sunrise or sunset... Read more »
Nice place with a fantastic view. Avoid windy days ;) Easy to find and not far from Tbilisi. "Parking guides" will tell you that parking is 2 GEL. Tha.. Read more »
Great views from the top. Highly recommended ?
One of the most beautiful places in the surroundings of Tbilisi. It is only 40 minutes from the western part of the city. In just less than an hour yo.. Read more »
Such a beautiful view from up here. Amazing to see the two rivers meeting. The monastery is typical, no info available in English on the significance,.. Read more »
The Jhvari monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located just 15 minutes drive by car/taxi from Tbilisi. Situated on top of a hill, overlo.. Read more »
Nice old church. Very windy the time we visited. Enjoy the view of the two lakes join a a point. One of the popular tourist spot. Every one can enjoy... Read more »
A historic world heritage site with an amazing view A quick stop on the way to Mtskheta, which is the old capital of Georgia. The Monastery was built .. Read more »
The view over there is stunning, you can take panoramic photos of the view. Highly recommended for those who love high spots.
We all know that you want to see the view from the top. What are you waiting for ? (Access the place by getting a cab (they usually use a set price),.. Read more »
Great church and The best plase
One of the best places i have ever visited.
A peaceful place to worship and pray! Well maintained place for both locals and tourists! Amazing view of the river MtSkheta town!
A wonderful mistic place, landscape of the old city, the rivers. The church is Unesco patrimony. To not be missed
It's very challenge to walk up to the hill because it's extremely windy. The ancient chrurch is very remarkable due to its construction, architecture .. Read more »
Gorgeous view of Mtskheta and Svetitskhoveli from Jvari monastery.
Great and beautiful place ??
Nice place to visit. Beautiful scenery.
Beautiful. Drive past this all the time for day trips, finally got to visit. Can only imagine what sunrise/sunset would be like