Ubisa Monastery

Ubisa, Georgia

Ubisa is a small village and a medieval monastic complex in Georgia. It comprises a 9th-century St. George’s Monastery founded by St. Gregory of Khandzta, a 4-floor tower (AD 1141), fragments of a 12th-century defensive wall and several other buildings and structures.

The monastery houses a unique cycle of murals from the late 14th century made by Damiane apparently influenced by art from the Byzantine Palaiologan period (1261-1453).

The monastery is also known for its honey made by the monks.



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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Nariza Makalatia (4 months ago)
St. George's church, Ubisa Monastery, IX century. Imereti region of Georgia ??
George Gvimradze (13 months ago)
Must visit. IX century church and XIV century unique Georgian murals.
ანტონ სარიშვილი (14 months ago)
The beautiful frescoes in Ubisa St George Church 9th - 11th c. Unusual in Georgia the high church tower from 1141 Frescoes by the Byzantine painter Damiane from the 14th c.
Andy Coombs (16 months ago)
Not far off the road between Tbilisi and Kutaisi, this small monastery includes some of the best and freshest frescoes in Georgia. Fourteenth Century Byzantine style, they weren’t damaged by the Russian or Soviet occupiers.
Mariam KHIZANASHVILI (2 years ago)
It is such a beautiful, well-maintained historic church that is not overrun with many people. It is very easy to get there. Highly recommended for its atmosphere and well-preserved beautiful frescoes.
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