Shavnabada Monastery

Kvemo Teleti, Georgia

Shavnabada Monastery is a medieval Georgian Orthodox monastic complex that is located upon Shavnabada Mountain. It was named in honor of St. George who, according to a local legend, wore a black cloak (shavi nabadi, hence the mountain’s name) while leading the army of the king of Georgia in one of the victorious battles of the time. The monastery of Shavnabada is known for a rare variety of wine, also called Shavnabada, made by the monks there.

St. Georg's Church was built by the Bourticsyans family in the late 19th century. The bell tower dates from 1888.

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Founded: 19th century
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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mamuka matsaberidze (21 months ago)
Is perfect
Levan Bachanadze (2 years ago)
Beautiful place.
Bakar Narimanidze (2 years ago)
Nice and quiet church with great view of Tbilisi and Kumisi areas. Easy to access with narrow but asphalt road. Great picnic spots around it.
Giorgi Geladze (2 years ago)
very good place
Saburo Sakai (2 years ago)
Very nice view of the Monastery from the 17th hole of Tbilisi Hills golf club:) If you are in Tbilisi and have time to play golf, Tbilisi Hills would be the perfect choice. Best golf club, best personnel and best views!
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