Visit Guide to Jvari Monastery

The Jvari temple is located nearby the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, on the top of a high mountain, from where the picturesque view of the intersection of the waters of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers can be seen.

Getting There

You can use public transport, hire a taxi, or private car. It takes about 40 minutes of driving from Tbilisi to Mtskheta.

What to Expect

The Mtskheta church of Jvari is the first sample of the cross-shaped type churches. Other structures on the territory of the monastery (tower, fence) are much older. On the facades of the temple, you can explore the frescoes of the religious and historical heroes.


Jvari Monastery is a VI century monastery, situated in the east of Mtskheta, at the mouth of the river Mtkvari and Aragvi, on the rocky mountain peak. Jvari Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.