Jvari Monastery The cathedral and the monastery of the 6th century are located in the east of Mtskheta, at the mouth of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Included in the list of World Heritage sites.
The name of the temple has a historical basis. From the first years of Christianity in the 30s of the fourth century, King Mirian III was defeated by a wooden cross, which the Georgians later worshiped in all Caucasian churches. In the second half of the 6th century (545-586), the head of Kartli, Guram, built a small church north of the cross. At the end of the 6th and the beginning of the 7th centuries, the son of Guaramas – Stephen I, together with his brothers Demeter and Adarnas (604 / 605-634 / 635) and other members of the Nations He built a large temple into which a wooden cross pierced still remains in the church).