About Sights – Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral

The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition (Georgian: სიონის ღვთისმშობლის მიძინების ტაძარი) in Tbilisi was originally built in the 6th and 7th centuries but was subsequently destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version. Named after Mount Zion at Jerusalem, it is commonly known as the “Tbilisi Sioni”.

The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

Interior of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

The cathedral is situated in Sionis Kucha (Sioni Street), with its eastern façade fronting the right embankment of the Mtkvari River.

The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi. Photo by Pablo Ferrari.

All photos by Pablo Ferrari. Flickr: https://flic.kr/ps/2mz4c4

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