Upper Vardzia monastery

Another spiritual currently known as Zeda  (upper)  Vardzia that is earlier compared to Vardzia Monastery is located north-westward of the latter, in the middle of a small gorge,  upstream the Kura River, in Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Its main construction – Mother of God church has survived till nowadays.  This monument made of hewn stone blocks has […]

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Catholic church in Arali – south Georgia

Photos of Catholic church in Arali by Highlander travel. Arali is village in south Georgia, region Samtskhe-Javakheti, Adigeni district. Most population of the village are Catholics, like in the next village Ude. South Georgia, Samtskhe-Javakheti region is kind of center of  Catholicism in Georgia. Except Arali and Ude, there are several catholic villages in the area, […]

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Martvili monastery

Martvili monastery, also known as Chkondidi cathedral stands just above the village, on the flatten top of a hill that dominates the area and offers perfect background wives of vast spaces of Kolkhida plane in Samegrelo region.  Only two churches and a dwelling tower of once vast monastery complex have survived till nowadays. Mother of […]

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Barakoni church in Racha

Mother of God domed Barakoni  church located in the village of Tsesi is one of the most significant monuments in Racha.  The church construction initiated and supported by Rostom Eristavi of Racha, one of the most famous military and political figure of his time, was carried out in 1753 by the architect apparently invited from […]

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Nikortsminda

Nikortsminda St. Nickolas cathedral built between 1010-1014 stands in the middle of a large yard coupled with a beautiful and neat bell-tower constructed in XIX c.  Other buildings should also have been constructed there, but nothing of them has survived till now. Internal space of Nikortsminda temple is composed of five radial apses and rectangular […]

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Khatskhi church

Katskhi domed church is located in the Namesake village, Chiatura district of Imereti region.  Currently the church stands in the middle of the cemetery encircled with the stone wall.  The late medieval porch incorporated into the wall is the only access point to the monument.   The church has got six apses and several ambulatories of […]

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Gelati monastery complex

If take a look northward of Bagrati Cathedral the sight will captured by white outlines of sunk in green structures of Gelati Monastery, located in a distance of some 12 km from Kutaisi, on a flattened area of a high hill in Imereti.  Gelati monastery, found in 1106 by King David IV the Builder initially […]

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St. George monastery in Ubisa

Ubisa St. George monastery is located close to the main highway that runes all across the country till the Black Sea shore in Imereti. It stands on the slope descanting toward Dzirula riverbed. The monastery was founded in 20-ies of IX c. At the insistence of the King of Abkhazs Demetre II this place has […]

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Nekresi monastery

Nekresi Monastery is located close to the city of Kvareli in Kakheti.  Standing on top of a high hill, it dominates Alazani Valley and the whole complex is easily noticeable from a distance.  A rather large city had existed at the foot  of a hill at the outset of the new age.  Not much is […]

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Zarzma monastery

Zarzma monastery founded in VIII c by St. Serapion of Zarzma is located in the historsical province of Meskheti, in the namesake village, that is in a distance of some 6-7 km from Adigeni, one of the regional centers of southern Georgia.  The initial construction of Zarzma has not survived.  The stone slab set just […]

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