Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels

Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels

Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This complex is one of the most imposing in Georgia. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th and 17th centuries and an important stop on the Silk Road, so the fortifications are accordingly massive. This did not stop the Persians from razing the town of Gremi, so forcing the Kakheti King to move to Telavi.
The Church of the Archangels is particularly beautiful and its 16th century frescoes are in reasonably good condition. In the magnificent belltower you can see some good displays of archeological finds, portraits and paintings.
Written 29 October 2023
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal3,757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I thought the whole ensemble of the old medieval city of Gremi which is said to have lasted 150 years ( from 1466 through to 1616 was stunning, with its Archangels' complex and the Palace Bell- tower. It is worth going up the third floor of the Palace to get a magnificent view and get a better idea of what its rich historical past must have been like before Shah Abbas' invasion. The newly built and very well organized small Museum close by is also worth being visited, in my opinion.
Written 25 September 2023
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Hedwig Mari
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
We visited Gremi Church when we rented bikes from Temi Community. It's beautifully located and you have nice views over the whole area. Inside the church is also nice;)
Written 7 November 2019
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Ketevan
Georgia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Business
Standing above the green valley of Alazan, Gremi attracts travelers whose road goes between Telavi and Kvareli. Gloomy and monumental, the castle is the one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia.
The architectural ensemble of Gremi in the look that it has up to present day was built in the 16th century in the times of King Levan of Kakheti, who announced Gremi the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti.
Written 24 October 2019
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Michael W
Redding, CT1,741 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Although not as old as many churches in the region, this 16th century complex is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. A short walk up a steep hill from where our bus dropped us led us into the courtyard and we explored from there as well as taking in the great views. As us often the case, yo7 will learn much more about the history of the place with a local guide.
Written 6 October 2019
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pboropixie
Peterborough, UK474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This is a beautiful group of buildings in an impressive location in the middle of Georgia's wine country. When we visited a service was taking place in the church and there was a choir singing the most fantastic choral music. Very atmospheric.
Written 7 August 2019
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Waterloonie
Waterloo, Canada1,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you're in wine country, make a stop at this imposing and beautiful little church and castle, all that is left of the once flourishing capital of 16th century Kakheti.
Written 12 July 2019
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dstargazer
Melbourne, Australia191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Gremli Architectural Complex is on top of a steep hill. It comprises an ancient walled town, palace, fortress, church, monastry & museum. Archeological items on display date back to the bronze age. There is a great view from the complex down to the valley below, but the best views are from the watch-tower located at the top of a tight winding staircase. This complex is very well worth a visit.
Written 23 June 2019
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KPR1955
Deeside, UK1,852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Stopped of here on a small group tour of the Caucasus region, the Church itself stands out proud of the surroundings overlooking all it can. At its time it would have been the centre but multiple sackings and battles have reduced the surrounding area. Following invasions from Persia all vineyards and mulberry were uprooted and left barren. However, having parked in the car park we first went to the museum and spent about 20 minutes seeing a few relics from the past before making the small trek to the church itself. There was a small service in progress so we were able to experience the reciting of prayers to the icons. The building itself is in reasonable condition, you can climb all the way to the very top tower and get amazing views over the land below, and what's more even clearer views to the snow capped peaks to the north. Within the general building;dings you can find a few more relics, none more strange than an old wooden toilet!
Written 9 June 2019
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The view of this castle from afar is amazing and there is an interesting museum that is very informative. The church has lots of icons, and is very atmospheric. Even better you are allowed to take photos. Remember to wear a headscarf if you’re female. It is quite a scramble to get to the top of the fortress but worthwhile for the views.
Written 14 May 2019
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