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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Марина Косова (9 months ago)
Древний храм с обалденный фресками, стоит заехать, проезжая мимо по дороге.
levan lobjanidze (2 years ago)
Great place, an ynique church of nineth century, built by st Grigol of khandzta.
Eren BAYRAKTAR (2 years ago)
Delicious and Good prices
Revaz Kevlishvili (2 years ago)
Perfect place
Gia Jandieri (3 years ago)
Very old, with great frescos on the walls.
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