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The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

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old town
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leselidze st

Tbilisi, formerly known as Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River with a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants.

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mtkvari river

Old town

Gorgasalis moedani
Gorgasalis moedani

Founded in the 5th century by the monarch of Georgia’s ancient precursor Kingdom of Iberia, Tbilisi has since served, with intermissions, as the Georgian capital.

Located on the southeastern edge of Europe, Tbilisi’s proximity to lucrative east-west trade routes often made the city a point of contention between various rival empires throughout history and the city’s location to this day ensures its position as an important transit route for global energy and trade projects.

TV tower
TV tower

Tbilisi’s varied history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, classical, and Soviet structures.

 

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Historically, Tbilisi has been home to people of diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, though it is overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox Christian

 The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

sminda Sameba Cathedral (The Holy Trinity Cathedral)
Sminda Sameba Cathedral (The Holy Trinity Cathedral)

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi commonly known as Sameba is the main Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.

Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones.

sminda Sameba Cathedral (The Holy Trinity Cathedral)
sminda Sameba Cathedral (The Holy Trinity Cathedral)

text taken from wikipedia

 

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