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Nekresi is a historic town in Kakheti, Georgia, in modern day Kvareli Municipality, near the village of Shilda. The town was established by king Pharnajom . In the 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time Diocese of Nekresi was established, which existed until the 19th century.The church was recently restored, stone masonry repaired, roof rebuilt, windows put in place.Using our international travel planner, Kvareli attractions like Nekresi Monastery Complex can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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This visit proved to be laborious and hard-earned. The monastery is located uphill and the walk up there is no mean feat for many people. There is a very handy and affordable bus ride to the monastery... more »
Спустя месяц после первой пятидневной поездки в Грузию воспоминания о каждой достопримечательности. которую посчастливилось посетить наполняет все существо трепетными чувствами. Так и Некреси. Подъем ... more »A month later, after the first five-day visit to Georgia the memories of each of the attractions. that was lucky enough to visit fills all creature quivering feelings. And Nekresi. Lifting on mountain together, accompanied by obradovavshihsja people simpatichnejshih dogs took 35 minutes. But people with below-average physical condition (meaning not engaged in regular physical exercise in the gym swimming or jogging) climb not advise.View original
Situado en un emplazamiento perfecto, el Monasterio de Nekresi me sorprendió cuando llegué a la cima de la colina. Las vistas de todo el valle del Alazani son espectaculares, pero esta obra arquitectó... more »Situated in a perfect location, the Nekresi monastery was surprised when I got to the top of the Hill. The views of the entire Valley of the Pirosmani are spectacular, but this architectural work is even more striking: without being an expert, will feel that the place exudes antiquity and history. If you are passing through the region, is a must-see: easy access, located next to Kvareli where you can follow your tour.View original
After the torture of the 1.5km walk up the road, you can enjoy the stunning views of the valley below and the great architecture of the buildings all beautifully restored. The church has some remnants of the original frescos, but they are very difficult to view in the very dark church. No photos allowed inside. We copped a bit of rain and sleet so the low cloud affected the view somewhat. Good exercise and fresh air!
Small church from IV. century maybe does not looks like much, but one can really feel the history here. The monastery is a peaceful place with great view over the Alazani valley. The bus drive up and down the hill is an experience on it's own.
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Not much to see regarding the churches, but the views are mesmerising!
Amazing place to be with unforgettable view
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