Dranda Cathedral

Drandra, Georgia

Dranda Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox Cathedral located in Dranda, in the Gulripshi district of the de facto independent Republic of Abkhazia, internationally recognised to constitute a part of Georgia.

According to the Roman historian Procopius of Caesarea, in 551 emperor Justinian I built a temple in these environs, this is believed by some to have been what is now the cathedral in Dranda. In the Georgian OrthodoxCatholicate of Abkhazia, Dranda was the seat of a bishop.

There has been some restoration on the exterior walls of the structure and roof, covering with stucco much of the original brick architecture that was once visible. Small portions may still be seen in what was intentionally left untouched.

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

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Павел Шушарин (5 years ago)
Прекрасное место! Храм 6-го века. Идёт восстановление былого облика территории монастыря. Есть купель, гостиница для паломников. Вокруг открываются красивые виды на окрестности. Это один из самых первых христианских храмов в Абхазии, которые действует и в настоящее время. Под храмом в горе существуют подземные ходы, но доступа к ним практически нет.
Антонина Матросова (5 years ago)
Очень теплое и хорошее место!!! Мы здесь обвенчались! Очень благодарны батюшке за теплый прием!!!
Сергей Овчинников (5 years ago)
Красиво тут
Виталий Карталов (6 years ago)
Храм в селе Дранда расположен в Абхазии, недалеко от города Сухум. Это наиболее древнее сооружение Кавказа, сделанное в византийском стиле VI века.
peuple Bantous (6 years ago)
Beautifull place
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