Mtatsminda is a holly mountain with the Holly Father David’s church. The church dates from 1879 and was built on the original site of Saint David’s cell. David came to Georgia as one of the thirteen Syrian fathers to preach Christianity. He has chosen this mountain, uninhabited at that time and slightly away from the town, and lived there in a cell. The interior of the present church is fully decorated with frescoes. The church is surrounded by the Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures of Georgia.