Kumurdo Cathedral

Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Kumurdo Cathedral is situated on Javakheti Plateau, 12 km southwest from Akhalkalaki. According to the inscriptions on the walls, written with the ancient Georgian writing of Asomtavruli, the Kumurdo Cathedral was built by Ioane the Bishop during the reign of king of the Abkhazians Leon III in 964. During the Middle Ages, Kumurdo was an important cultural, educational and religious center. The cathedral was restored twice (1930; 1970–1980), but it stands without a dome.

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Founded: 964 AD
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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LERNIK CH (2 years ago)
My village ?
Mindia Jojadze (3 years ago)
This place needs attention. Cathedral is falling apart
Taso Parqosadze (4 years ago)
This is an incredible ancient history of the church of X century ?
ლიეხიმ ეძიქილემ (5 years ago)
gorgeous place with medieval GEORGIAN cathedral but very aggressive people, which don't allow to see the church
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