Alaverdi St. George Cathedral

Alaverdi St. George Cathedral

Alaverdi St. George Cathedral
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a pretty cool walled Monastery and Church. the inside of the church has remnants of some of the original paintings done directly on the walls. There are grapes and olives planted on the grounds. It is definitely worth a stop.
Written 8 November 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Alaverdi, like other monasteries and churches, is not just a cathedral, but a fortified complex with many buildings. Dating back to the 6th, but mainly to the 11th century, it is a grandiose structure and in remarkable good condition. Situated in the famous wine region of Kakheti, the monks obviously cultivated their own grapes and produced qvevri wines. The best frescoes are probably above the entry door and depict St George slaying the dragon. Because it is a large complex, it is hard to capture it in a photo : walk across the bridge, from where it is possible to get some great shots.
Written 30 October 2023
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ErkiBear
London, UK380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and very peaceful monastery with lovely gardens and orchards. Plenty of cats too which was a bonus!
Written 13 October 2023
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Janoshka
Tbilisi, Georgia260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Renovation of this run-down, huge cathedral is still going on on the outside. The outside looks impressive but inside a serious, longstanding damage is still there. One can see only few damaged fresco's and damaged walls. Not really worthwhile to go inside.
Written 16 November 2022
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Alex P
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The cathedral is located in Akhmeti Municipality, This is really the must visit place in Kakheti Region. Especially if you get chance to visit it on Weekends
Written 28 December 2021
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A A
1,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Historic place where kings were crowned. Lots of frescoes in good shape. Small vineyard next to catgedra.
Fantastic view on Caucasus.
Written 23 October 2021
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Paulidsa
Europe423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The cathedral description on Wikipedia is somewhat incomplete. There are interesting historical photos on the territory, as well as a small museum in construction. There is a very active parish and there were many locals on Sunday attending with baptizing, weddings, etc. Great to see that the cathedral was revived from a poor state end 90s to a very good shape since 2020, but it is still work in progress.
Written 25 July 2021
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Rahul R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Got the whole place to myself as there were no other visitors when I went ! Many areas has been reconstructed while some areas are cordoned off for archeological work.
Written 20 May 2021
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Juan V
Georgia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I spent around 2 hours admiring the architectonical beauty of this monument while discussing with the monks about the history and projects they are running to bring back its splendor.

I recommend visiting the interior of the church to admire the religious paintings that survived the passing of time, It also attracted my attention the Olive orchard that is enclosed in the interior walls and the honey harvested by the monks which is also available for purchase supporting the monastery improvement.
Written 4 May 2021
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Ivan_002_10
Tbilisi, Georgia673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Alaverdi St. George Cathedral (first half of the 11th century) is located 18 km from the town of Telavi in the Alazani River valley.Earliest structures of Alaverdi Monastery date back to 6th century. The present day Cathedral is part of an 11th century Georgian Orthodox monastery.At 50m tall, Alaverdi Cathedral remained the tallest church in Georgia for nearly a millennium
Written 29 March 2020
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