Sapara Monastery, Akhaltsikhe

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  • Little church perched in the mountains with a view of Akhaltsikhe. The small church has beautiful frescoes. But it's certainly the restful and hidden setting which is most of this place. Mountain road in very good condition to get there.
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  • Very beautiful place, the temple though hovers above the ground. Inside the well-preserved frescoes. We were lucky and we were led to a building where seminarians, and there's an interesting architectural solution, the building of the opojasyvalo mountain.
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  • High up in the mountains, this tiny monastery sits in a forest below a ruined fortress. There isn't much left of the fortress, but the monastery is in fine form. The paints, while faded, are still vis...  more »
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  • This place is rich with its history. in sapara is so much to see so i think that everyone have to see this pretty nice place
  • It has existed from at least the 9th century, and has numbered among its monks many important figures in Georgian ecclesiastical history. At the end of the 13th century Sapara became a possession of the Jakeli family, whose leader, Sargis Jakeli, was adept at staying on good terms with the Mongols, which enabled Samtskhe to enjoy a peace unusual for the time. When he grew old, Sargis took monastic orders and changed his name to Saba. His son Beka built the largest of the 12 churches here, St Saba's Church, named after the saint whose name his father had adopted, one of the most architecturally important churches of its time. The 14th-century frescoes inside are of high quality.[1] From the end of the 16th century until the beginning of the 17th century the Sapara Monastery became empty due to the expansion of Turkish policy into Samtskhe and during this process the monastery's icons and other treasures were taken to more protected areas of Georgia.[2]
  • A historic monastery set in the beautiful nature.
  • old monastery in Georgia (Akhalcike) beautiful nature.
  • Sapara Monastery (Georgian: საფარის მონასტერი) is a Georgian Orthodox monastery in the Akhaltsikhe District of Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia.It has existed from at least the 9th century, and has numbered among its monks many important figures in Georgian ecclesiastical history.

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