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Sapara Monastery, Akhaltsikhe

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  • You wont get enough monastry is Georgia. This one is with beautiful settings. Hill top with blue sky background together with its serene surroundings.  more »
  • This monastery is totally lost into nature! The interior is amazing with wonderful paintings on the walls, that have mostly disappeared because of the russian soldiers that were obliged to erase relig...  more »
  • Monastery Soekarno in an idyllic site. Beautiful surroundings. Esoectacular monastery. Totally recommended. 20 GEL by taxi, round trip.
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  • SAFARA , I paid 20 GEL for the taxi from Akhaltskhe. I didnt bargain so I think it could be cheaper and it is not far.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful monastery and amazing nature. A must-visit for tourists in Meskheti
  • Amazing place. The best monastery in Georgia, imho
  • საფარის მონასტერი — შუა საუკუნეების ქართული მონასტერი. სამცხის მფლობელ ჯაყელთა ერთ-ერთი რეზიდენცია. დაარსებულია არა უგვიანეს X საუკუნისა. მდებარეობს ახალციხის მუნიციპალიტეტის სოფელ ღრელთან. XIII საუკუნის მიწურულს საფარისათვის ახალი ეპოქა იწყება. 30-იანი წლებიდან საქართველოს მონღოლები შემოესივნენ. სამცხე ამ დროს უკვე გამოყოფილია საქართველოს სახელმწიფოსაგან, რომლის მმართველი - ჯაყელები უკვე მონღოლთა ცენტრალურ ხელისუფლებას ემორჩილებიან, თუმცა მაინც ატარებენ ქართულ საკარისკაცო წოდებებს. სწორედ ამ პერიოდში XIII-XIV საუკუნეებში ჯაყელებმა გადააქციეს საფარა თავის რეზიდენციად და საგვარეულო საძვალედ. XVI-XVII საუკუნეთა მიჯნაზე, სამცხეში თურქების დამკვიდრების შემდეგ, საფარა დაცარიელდა. ისევე, როგორც მესხეთის სხვა ეკლესია-მონასტრებიდან, საფარადანაც გახიზნეს ხატები და სხვა განძეულობა. მონასტრის უმთავრესი ხატი - წმ. საბასი - იმერეთში, სოფელ ჩხარის ეკლესიაში დაუსვენებიათ. განძის ნაწილი ქართლში სოფელ არდეთში მოხვდა.