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Samshvilde

2016-12-04T17:28:51+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Kvemo Kartli, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia|

Samshvilde settlement is located some 70 km southwestwards from Tbilisi and covers the cape raised at the point of confluence of R.R. Ktsia and Chivchavi. History of this well developed and fortified settlement begin as early as Pre-Christian  Era and lasts till the beginning of XVIII c AD. During its long lifespan the city had

Gremi

2015-02-02T14:16:49+04:00Blog, Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Fortresses and ancient settlements, Kakheti, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia|

Gremi is located in the north part of Kakheti region. From XV to XVII centuries it was capital of Kakheti. City built by king of Kakheti Levan is divided into tree parts: "Archangel's", where is located Archangel's church, palace and several cellars is located on uphills and surrounded by fortress, it communicates with river Intsobi

Bolnisi Sioni church

2016-12-04T17:28:53+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Kvemo Kartli, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia|

Bolnisi Sioni church is located some 70 km south from Tbilisi, in the historical province of Kvemo (Lower) Kartli, on the left bank of Poladuri river, in the village of Bolnisi-Khachini. As all other churches and cathedrals in Georgia known under the name of Sioni, this one is also dedicated to the Virgin. Bolnisi temple

Ateni Sioni church

2016-12-04T17:29:28+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia, Shida Kartli|

Ateni Sioni church is located some 12 km from the town of Gori and stands in the outskirts of Ateni village, on the left bank of river Tana, upon the rock deliberately reinforced by special underground structures. This church of the first half of VII century replicates Mtskheta Holly Cross monastery architecture, hence, its layout

Samtavisi

2016-12-04T17:29:32+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia, Shida Kartli|

Samtavisi temple of Christ the Savior stands close to the main highway towards west Georgia, in the middle of a fenced yard that dominates the center of the village. The barrel of its dome erected of the heavens is noticeable even from a long distance, but real merits and beauty of the temple can only

Zedazeni

2016-12-04T17:29:32+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia|

Founded in VI c AD by the head of the 13 Assyrian Fathers - St. Ioane Zedazneli, Zedazeni monastery is located north-east of Mtskheta, on the slope of a hill covered with dense virgin forest. The tradition clames that St. John deliberately choose this place, where the heathen idol had once stood and did not

Shiomgvime monastery

2016-12-04T17:29:34+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia|

The famous Shiomgvime monastery is located in the river Mtkvari gorge, in a distance of 12 km northwest of Mtskheta, on the very foot of crumbly rocks with the edges resembling an ancient amphitheater spotted with lots of once used hermit sells. All essential buildings of the monastery are grouped around John the Baptist church

Jvari monastery

2016-12-04T17:29:38+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia|

The domed temple of Mtskheta Holly Jvari Monastery stands above Mtskheta, on top of the mount just across Aragvi river. This temple immortalizes several consequential facts related to the enlightenment of the kingdom of Kartli. According to Georgian manuscripts this is the very place where st. Nino had erected a big wooden cross that stood

Samtavro

2016-12-04T17:29:47+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia, Shida Kartli|

Samtavro temple located in Mtskheta is directly linked with deeds of st. Nino, convertor of Georgians. Samtavro temple is the central structure of the Nunnery established here in XIX c. while in earlier times is had been the residence of the Archbishop of Kartli. According to the legend the huge blackberry shrub stood there -

Svetitskhoveli

2016-12-04T17:29:48+04:00Churches and monasteries of Georgia, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Places of interest, Regions of Georgia, Shida Kartli|

Mtskheta had been the capital of the East Georgian Kingdom of Kartli from III c. BC till the end of V c. AD. Following the removal of the capital to Tbilisi that took place in the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, Mtskheta have remained the spiritual center of the country with the residence-cathedral of the

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