You will find peculiar and magnificent castles, fortresses, temples and cathedrals of Georgia at every step of this country, rich in historical events imprinted in architecture. According to the most conservative estimates, there are over 10 thousand monuments, the oldest of which date back to the 1st century BC. e.
This architectural landmark of Georgia is a record holder in several categories at once: the first surviving medieval cathedrals, the second highest and the highest temple of the four “Great Departments”.
In a picturesque place on the banks of the Zhinvali reservoir, there is the main fortress of the formidable Aragwa eristavs, guarding the only way from the ancient capital of Dusheti to the Darial Gorge.
A cave city with a monastery, safely hidden from prying eyes inside a tufa rock, was built during the time of Queen Tamara, who lived here for several years.
During the Georgian Golden Age, Gelati was an important educational center of medieval Georgia. The Gelati Academy was located in the monastery, where prominent scientists and thinkers lived and worked.
The castle on the banks of the Incoba River consists of a three-story palace with a temple and a bell tower. This is all that remains of the once majestic medieval city, which stood on the Great Silk Road.
The oldest and largest cathedral in Georgia, which became the center of the spread of Christianity. Almost a thousand years in Svetitskhoveli, the coronations and burials of Georgian kings were carried out.
At the top of the mountain, over the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia, the city of Mtskheta, where the Kura and Aragvi rivers merge, the Jvari Monastery rises - the first monument to Georgia, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
At the very top of the mountain at the foot of Kazbek stands an ancient temple that has become a symbol of Georgia. During the invasion of the Persians, many sacred relics from all over the country were hidden here.
From the crest of a cliff to old Tbilisi, the Metekhi Church proudly looks up in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin - the only surviving structure of the ancient residence of Georgian kings.
Citizens of Tbilisi are lovingly called the "soul of the city." The fortress is located on Mount Mtatsminda and in fact are fragments of fortifications of different eras.
Sioni is the main cathedral of Tbilisi dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Over eight centuries, the temple was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, but despite the complicated history, Sioni managed to maintain its medieval appearance.
Tsminda Sameba - Holy Trinity Cathedral - the main cathedral of Georgia. Tsminda Sameba was built for the 2000th anniversary of the Nativity of Christ and is one of the largest temple in the world.