Urbnisi Church

Urbnisi, Georgia

Situated on the Mtkvari river, Urbnisi was an important city in ancient and early medieval Iberia as Georgia was known to the Greeks and Romans. Urbnisi Church is a 6th-7th-century three-nave basilica which was rebuilt twice in the 10th and 17th centuries. Quite a simple and large church, it is based on twelve strong pillars for three naves. There are many inscriptions on the walls of the monastery which are thought to be the examples of the 6th-7th-century Georgian alphabet.



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Founded: 6th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Temur Tushmalovi (2 years ago)
Praise the Lord, this temple is as holy as other temples in Georgia.
zurab kareli (3 years ago)
It is a place of great historical significance and beauty!
gogillo (4 years ago)
Urbnisi Sioni - Three-nave basilica is located in the village of Urbnisi in Kareli municipality. Based on stylistic signs and also a paleographic study of the north façade post-inscription, it dates back to the V-VI centuries. The inscription cites temple constables someone Constantine and Father Michael. Urbnisi Sioni belongs to the group of the Great Basilicas of Georgia in the early feudal times (analogues - Katsaret Trinity, Khirsa).
Nino Imerlishvili (5 years ago)
oldest church in georgia.
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