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We were there on Sunday - unfortunately just at the end of the mass - would be better if we could be sooner. That was all very exciting.
We were there on Sunday - unfortunately just at the end of the mass - would be better if we could be sooner. That was all very exciting. more »
Magic atmosphere in autumn -nice colours in the woods around. And nice to see such an old place and imagine how it was used when it was built.
Magic atmosphere in autumn -nice colours in the woods around. And nice to see such an old place and imagine how it was used when it was built. more »
The feat of the monastery is to have two domes, but there is nothing really special. All the painting inside are modern or copies. It is located in quiet area. There is a monk always there to verify..... more
The feat of the monastery is to have two domes, but there is nothing really special. All the painting inside are modern or copies. It is located in quiet area. There is a monk always there to verify..... more »
Great church. Amazing building. Unique construction. The only Georgian church with two domes. Situated in the middle of a forest and amazing nature. This place usually have many visitors. Currently the church is under renovation process.
Not much to see. There's a small trail at the end of the road. Saw a huge snake there, so beware.
The Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Georgian: გურჯაანის ყველაწმინდა, literally, "the holiest of Gurjaani") is a Georgian Orthodox church constructed in the 8th or 9th century, during the "transitional period" in the medieval Georgian architecture. It is located in the town of Gurjaani in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti. The Gurjaani church is the only extant example of a two-dome church design in the territory of Georgia. It is mostly built of straight courses of cobblestone; corners and decorations are made of squares of pumice stone and arches, vaults, and pillars consist of brick. The church is a complex design, some portions of it organized as two-storey structures. Naves are separated by two pairs of pillars. A high, span-roofed middle nave ends in a horseshoe apse and is divided into three square portions. Each of the outermost squares are topped by low octahedral domes, crowned with vaults. In the 17th century, Persian invasions and Dagestani inroads into the area resulted in abandonment of church services which would not resume until 1822. In 1845, however, the clergy of Gurjaani moved to the Khirsa Monastery and the Kvelatsminda Church was once again abandoned. In 1938, the Georgian authorities cleaned the area of the church and restored it as a historical monument. Further conservation works were conducted in 2010
Gurjaanis Kvelatsminda - The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin is situated in a forest, two kilometers from the town of Gurjaani. This church is a unique example of twin-domed architecture in Georgia.
Very calm and nice place to visit while you are in Gurjaani!
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