Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi

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The resting place of St. Nino, Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino houses many of her relics and currently functions as a nunnery. A popular destination for pilgrims, the monastery was originally built in the 9th century and has been extensively remodeled and rebuilt several times. Climb the hill up to the monastery to visit St. Nino's tomb. Other points of interest are the well-kept gardens and the holy springs where you can bathe and experience the waters in the traditional pilgrim's fashion. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as it's quite a hike up the hill. For cultural reasons, wear clothing that covers well. To visit Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino and other attractions in Signagi, use our Signagi trip site.
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  • Overlooking the Alazani valley, with beautiful surrounding and landscape, it is a memorable visit to Bodbe during our trip to Signagi.  more »
  • After leaving Mtskheta, Saint Nino retired to the mountains near Signagi. At the "Bodbe Monastery", her relics are enshrined and her holy tomb is worshipped. The Monastery dates from the 9th century.....  more »
  • The monastery houses the grave of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia and so is historically and culturally important. It is built on a hill and offers great views over the surrounding...  more »
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  • I suggest you visit this historical place. The place is very beautiful. I was lucky enough to visit this church during the snowfall and its beauty was even greater. The area is very beautiful. The structure of this building is very old and beautiful. This is where Nino's Holy Tomb is located.
  • Beautiful snow capped mountain views and lovely church buildings. St George church inside the monastery has amazing artworks that look to be centuries old. Also nuns here look after cats and dogs that are very friendly. Lastly even in mid November, there's a nice flower patch that is still blossoming despite the frost on it.
  • Very slick gardens and magnificent chapel. Worth a visit. There is lots of construction going on so the visitor reception should improve.
  • Amazingly located monastery in the neighborhood of Sighnaghi with incredible views over the valley towards the mountains on the other side. The garden is well looked after and the buildings are in a perfect condition from the outside. The paintings inside could need a little make over.
  • Simple place. Mean a lot to the religious locals . Beautiful frescos but they don't let you take pictures

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