Gudarekhi Monastery

Tetritsqaro, Georgia

Gudarekhi village is notable for a nearby monastic complex and archaeological site. It is located in the Algeti Valley, some 8 km of the town Tetritsqaro, south of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.

A large-scale archaeological research of the area was carried out in 1938 and 1939. It revealed the remnants of a medieval urban settlement with well-developed pottery production. The complex consists of a ruined palace, living premises, a wine cellar, a pilastered building, and several other structures which date from the 12th-13th and 16th-17th centuries.

To the south of the ruined settlement lies the monastery consisting of a single nave church and a free-standing two-storey bell-tower. The church was commissioned from the architect Chichaporisdze in the 13th century. It is built of well hewn stones, with richly incrustated and decorated façades. The church formerly possessed an avidly decorated iconostasis which is now on display at the Art Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi. The bell-tower was erected during the reign of Demetre II of Georgia in 1278. The complex was repaired in 2006.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Aleqsandre Goqadze (3 years ago)
გუდარეხის ღვთისმშობლის შობის მამათა მონასტერი
Georgian Traveler (4 years ago)
ყველაზე ლამაზი, შთამბეჭდავი
Bacho Zarra (4 years ago)
გუდარეხის მონასტერი – მდებარეობს საქართველოში, ქვემო ქართლის მხარეში, თეთრი წყაროს მუნიციპალიტეტში, მისგან ჩრდილოეთით 8 კილომეტრში, სოფელ გუდარეხის მიდამოებში. სამონასტრო კომპლექსში შედის მთავარი ტაძარი, სამრეკლო, საჟამნო, ჯვრიანი შენობა, ჩუქურთმიანი შენობა, ზღუდე, ჭიშკარი, სასახლე, საჯინიბო, მარანი, სენაკი I, სენაკი II, სენაკი III, შენობა I, შენობა III, პილასტრებიანი შენობა, კლდეში გამოკვეთილი ნაგებობები და შალვას ეკლესია.
JORJ TRAVEL Georgia Tour (5 years ago)
Very nice forest and beautiful monastery
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