Sapara Monastery, Akhaltsikhe

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#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region
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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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  • A nail biting ride to the top on snowy roads, nice to have guard rails. Spiritual Bliss and beauty. Women must dress appropriately and veils are available.
  • beautiful and peaceful place. must see if you are near.
  • Nice small monastery, in a little distant and calm place. There are monks living in the neighboring buidings.
  • SAPARA MONASTERY Sapara Monastery dates back to the 10th c-14th c and consists several structures: St. Saba church, bell tower, small chapels, fortress wall, Holly Mother’s church. At the end of the 13th century Sapara became a residence of the Jakeli family. Sargis Jakeli, took monastic orders and changed his name to Saba. His son Beka built St Saba's Church - one of the most architecturally important church of its time. It was named after the saint whose name his father had adopted; there are valuable 14th c frescoes inside. 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. If you are on the way to Vardzia from Akhaltsikhe, take time and turn to the narrow mountain path towards the woods approximately 9 km and visit this beautiful Georgian Orthodox monastery nested on the slopes of the hills.
  • 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

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