Mtskheta is small and lovely town located some 20 km from nation' s capital Tbilisi. Some will find a lot of similarities in Mtskheta with town of Sighanghi, while others will enjoy architectural and religious pearls of Mtskheta. Svetitskhoveli church, Jvari monastery or Samtavro are just a few to name. 

In today' s Piece of Life series - Mtskheta as we saw it on International Women' s day (March 8)

Cobbled street in Mtskheta

Cobbled street in Mtskheta

With the famous Svetitskhoveli cathedral at the end of the street

Svetitskhoveli cathedral

Svetitskhoveli cathedral

Mtskheta and surrounding mountains

Mtskheta and surrounding mountains

Mtskheta definitely is a photographers paradise

Group of tourists gathered near cathedral

Group of tourists gathered near cathedral

Panorama of Svetitskhoveli cathedral

Panorama of Svetitskhoveli cathedral

It is the second largest church building in the country, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Sameba), and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other historical monuments of Mtskheta.

Massive fortification walls of Svetitskhoveli cathedral

Massive fortification walls of Svetitskhoveli cathedral

Highway in Mtskehta

Highway in Mtskehta

To the city centre

To the city centre

Souvenirs for sale at Georgian yard

Souvenirs for sale at Georgian yard

Read more: Georgian yard in Mtskheta

Georgian wines and chacha

Georgian wines and chacha

Futuristic design buildings in Mtskheta

Futuristic design buildings in Mtskheta

Some governmental organization is located here

Lonely benches

Lonely benches

The other Mtskheta

The other Mtskheta

View towards Jvari monastery from Gujari restaurant - musuem

View towards Jvari monastery from Gujari restaurant - museum

Gujari restaurant is one of the coolest Mtsketa restaurants, here are featured some archeological artifacts back from 6th century AD

Burning prayers candles at Samtavro monastery

Burning prayers candles at Samtavro monastery