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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Bartosz (2 years ago)
The place is temporarily closed due to falling rocks. However it’s possible to walk up to the church if you’re being careful. The caves are inhabited by three monks so be aware of that.
Giorgi Kikuashvili (3 years ago)
Beautiful ancient historical monument, a sight to behold.
Donnie Parks (4 years 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 (5 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit. Great view.
Jana Wien (5 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.
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