One of the most iconic and well known landmarks in Georgia is Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, which sits at the foot of Mount Kazbegi in the Great Caucasus Mountain range. Church is well seen from almost all spots of town Stephantsminda in Mtskheta-Tianeti region.
Gergeti Holy Trinity Church is a great example of medieval Georgian Orthodox church architecture. The church dates back to the 14th century. It is considered to be one of the most important cultural and historical sites in Georgia and is a popular destination both for tourists and pilgrimage. The church is located at an altitude of 2170 meters above sea level.
Unlike lowland Georgia, people of high mountains remain loyal to pagan believes very long time. Process of Christianisation took here several centuries. Finally by the XIV century this mountain region was finally Christianised.
Gergeti Holy Trinity Church was built in 14th century as marking of the most north border of Christian Georgia. Also it served as place where the most valuable treasure was protected during invasions. So the cross of Saint Nina was protected here for several centuries. Soon Gergeti became place of worship and pilgrimage.
The church was built in the traditional Georgian architectural style. The church has undergone several renovations and additions over the centuries, but it still retains its original charm and beauty.
During the Soviet era, the church was closed to the public and used as a storage facility for agricultural equipment. However, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the church was restored to its former glory and once again became a place of worship and pilgrimage.
The Gergeti Holy Trinity Church Today
Today, the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church is a popular tourist destination. The church is open to the public, and visitors can admire its stunning architecture and nature. The church is also a popular destination for hikers and trekkers, who come to the Caucasus Mountains to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.
How to get there
Town Kazbegi is well connected with Tbilisi. Minibuses from Didube station are departing several times per day.
We offer 3 tours to Kazbegi:
The Gergeti Holy Trinity Church is a stunning medieval Georgian Orthodox church that sits at the foot of Mount Kazbegi in the Caucasus Mountains. It is an important cultural and historical site, as well as a spiritual and religious site for many Georgians. The church is also a symbol of Georgian national identity and is a popular tourist and Pilgrim destination. Visitors can admire its stunning architecture, attend religious services, and learn about the Georgian Orthodox faith and culture.