By Tika Bujiashvili

The Ertatsminda Cathedral of Eustathius of Mtskheta is situated in the village Ertatsminda 10 km south west from Kaspi, Shida Kartli region.The cathedral was built in the 13th century. The church has frescos, though it is notable for its facades.

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Inside the church you will see a Baldakhini. As locals say if you go under it and wish something, it definitely will come true.


Since 1610 Ertatsminda became an ancestral tomb to Giorgi Saakadze and his descendant Tarkhan Mouravi. Severed head of Paata, Giorgi Saakadze’s son, is buried here.

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