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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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National parks of Georgia list

National parks of Georgia – еhere are up to 30 protected and planed protected areas in Georgia, totally it is 7% of whole territory of the country. Each one is created to protect local natural heritage. Georgia isn’t big country, but we have luck to have big diversity of landscapes. Highlander travel offers naturalist tours […]

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Borjomi in XIX century

Borjomi 1887 – Grand Ducal villa, built in 1875. Old photos of Borjomi. Architecture of Georgia in XIX century. Early in the 1840s, when the Russian Viceroy of the Caucasus Yevgeny Golovin brought his daughter down to partake of the cure, he expedited the official transfer of the waters from the military to civil authorities. […]

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New tourism offer in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Winter in Borjomi-Kharagauli national park! Trekking in winter available for everyone! Borjomi – Kharagauli National Park Administration has organized training on guiding techniques of snow shoe tour. National Park Visitor Services Specialist, three guide from the region and two National Park rangers attended the training. The training course was conducted by Polish expert Tomek Przybilzsky. […]

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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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Abuli fortress

Abuli fortress, located on the south slope of lesser Abuli mountain, on latitude 2500 m above the sea level, is one of the most mysterious and not well studied megalithic structures from the Bronze Age. The little Abuli mountain, which’s height reaches 2700 m above the sea level, is one of the volcanic mountains of […]

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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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Saphara monastery

Saphara Monastery is located in Southern Georgia, Samtskhe-Javakheti region in a distance of some 10-12 km from the town Akhaltsikhe, deep in the gorge, away from any residential arrears, on the plot hidden by surrounding mountains. The monastery was founded in X century the latest.  By XIII c the monastery is the possession and one […]

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Kumurdo Cathedral

Ruins of Kumurdo  Cathedral stand on the background of ill-favored and barren landscape of Javakheti  plateau, in a distance of 12 km from Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti region.  The extensive inscription curved on the stone slab that fortunately preserved up to now tells that the threshold of the cathedral was placed in May, 964 AD.  According to […]

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Vardzia monastery

Vardzia rock-cut monastery is one of the well-known monuments of Georgian architecture.  The city is located some 30 km away from the regional center of Aspindza, on the left bank of the Kura River, region Samtskhe-Javakheti.   Hundreds of rooms cut in almost vertical rock –sells, halls, auxiliary spaces (for instance a stable),aqueduct arranged on the […]

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