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Motsameta Monastery, Kutaisi

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  • The name of the church, Motsam-eta ("place of martyrs"), is tied to the nobles of Argveti, brothers David and Constantine Mkheidzes, who organized a revolt against the Arabs. The revolt was unsucĀ­cess...  more »
  • This is smaller monastery than Gelati so take taxi from Kutaisi and check both places in 1 trip. The frescoes are repainted, it doesn't have that nice historical feeling like Gelati Monastery but it i...  more »
  • Of Gelati and Motsameta we preferred Gelati, but Motsameta is definitely worth a visit (we had a hire car so drove to both). It's located in a stunning spot perched above the river and you have to wal...  more »
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  • Very a beautiful place..full of calm and serene surroudings...deep down u hear the music of water running thru the river..very romantic...fell in love with this place
  • Motsameta monastery is located 6 kilometers from Kutaisi, in a small village Motsameta. The monastery is set on a cliff top above the bend of the Tskaltsitela River. It was built in the 8th century. The name of Motsameta derives from Georgian name '' matryrdom '' and is connected to two brothers David and Konstantine Mkheidzeebi.
  • After you park, you walk toward the monastery on a nice trail. The scenery around is astonishing - definitely worth a visit! The inside of the monastery looks brand new, but beautiful nonetheless.
  • Less impressive than Gelati but set in a more aesthetically pleasing natural location, this monastery is quite charming. I don't like the newly-repainted (as opposed to restored) frescoes though...they look amateurish and, to my mind at least, fail to respect the beauty of the old medieval paintings. A pity!
  • It's wonderful place