About Sights – Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

Designed by architect Archil Mindiashvili and constructed between 1995 and 2004, the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Georgian: თბილისის წმინდა სამების საკათედრო ტაძარი) is commonly known as Sameba (Georgian: სამება for Trinity) and is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

The Sameba Cathedral is located on Elia Hill, which rises above the left bank of the Mtkvari River in the historic neighbourhood of Avlabari in Old Tbilisi.

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The height of the cathedral from the ground to the top of the cross is 87.1 metres

The Sameba complex consists of the main cathedral church, a free-standing bell-tower, the residence of the Patriarch, a monastery, a clerical seminary and theological academy, and workshops.

Bell Tower

Bell tower in the Sameba complex

Interior of Sameba Cathedral

Interior of Sameba Cathedral

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Interior of Sameba Cathedral

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Interior of Sameba Cathedral

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Interior of Sameba Cathedral

Icon in Sameba Cathedral

Icon in Sameba Cathedral

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Icon in Sameba Cathedral

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Interior of Sameba Cathedral

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A carving depicting Jesus Christ on the Cross in Sameba Cathedral

Sameba Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

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One Response to “About Sights – Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi”
  1. puzzleblume says:

    Beautiful, the clear lines but very special in its details.

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