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Anchiskhati Church - Old Tbilisi

Anchiskhati Church

Anchiskhati Church is the only survived church of the first five churches built in Tbilisi in the 5th century. This three-nave basilica was dedicated to the Virgin Mary but in the 17th century it acquired appellation of Anchiskhati, as the Anchiskhati icon was moved to this church from the Monastery of Anchi. The icon dates from the 12th century and is the work of Beka Opizari - a famous goldsmith of the period.

In front of entrance to the church, you can see an elegant bell tower that was typical of the late medieval Georgian style.


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