Vanis Kvabebi Cave Monastery

Aspindza, Georgia

Vanis Kvabebi is a cave monastery in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia near Aspindza town and the more famous cave city of Vardzia. The complex dates from 8th century and consists of a defensive wall built in 1204 and a maze of tunnels running on several levels in the side of the mountain.

There are also two churches in the complex. A newer stone church that is in quite good shape stands near the top of the wall, and a smaller, domed church that clings to the rock on the level of the highest tunnels.

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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Donnie Parks (16 months ago)
This is an amazing place where you should devote some time to really explore the entire site. It is like a fortress city built into the mountain. A labyrinth of tunnels and lots of history. Fascinating!!!
ana barbaqadze (2 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit. Great view.
Jana Wien (2 years ago)
It's worth the very steep climb according to me. My friend had a different opinion as it is somewhat similar to the more famous Wardzia down the road. No tours offered. The lowest church is very nice. Lots of nice views.
Albert Otten (2 years ago)
The monk here was so nice here, he gave us a special tour around the monastery, where you normally can not go :) what a treat !
Dana Zdenkova (2 years ago)
Smaller and older than more famous neighbor Vardzia.When coming here I had the chance to be there completely alone,trekking these caves and have a great conversation with the monk living here.For tourists to feel welcome to such a places, just remember your manners and respect local culture.
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