Sioni — Georgian Orthodox Cathedral in historical district of Tbilisi. According to chronicles the construction of the original church on the site of the present Sioni Cathedral was initiated by King Vahtang Gorgosali in the 5th century.  In the following the church was destroyed many times by enemies and once by earthquake and after each devastation it was restored or fully rebuilt. The last damage was caused by Persian invasion in 1795.
The present appearance of its interior was last changed between 1850 – 1860 by Russian artist Grigory Gagarin. Some murals on the western wall were painted by Georgian artist Levan Tsutskiridze in 1980s.
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