Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities of the country of Georgia (in Kartli province of Eastern Georgia), located ~ 15 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

Mtskheta was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia during the 3rd BC – 5th century AD. However in the beginning of 6th century AD King Dachi I Ujarmeli, the successor of Vakhtang I Gorgasali, moved the capital from Mtskheta to the more easily defensible Tbilisi according to the will left by his father. However, Mtskheta continued to serve as the coronation and burial place for most kings of Georgia until the end of the kingdom in the 19th century.

As Mtskheta is the most religious city of Georgia it is the place where Christianity in Georgia takes its origin, here is located one of the most important churches in all of the Georgia – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

At present town is being newly renovated and waits for visitors who want to feel the history of past.