The famed Metekhi Cathedral is located in one of Tbilisi’s most historic districts, atop a striking cliff where local legend has it the city’s patron saint was martyred in the 8th century. Built during the Middle Ages, Metekhi Cathedral is comprised of three eastward facing apses and four towering pillars.
Travelers who want to explore the grounds can wander around and through this historic church before taking in its small hidden garden and heading to the nearby Metekhi Bridge and the iconic monument built to honor King Vakhtang Gorgasali. Visitors looking for the best views of this church that’s said to stand on the site where Tbilisi was founded will find them atop the Narikala Fortress.
The cathedral is located on a cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari River next to the famous statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali riding atop a horse.