Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda

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One of Georgia's most iconic sights, Gergeti Trinity Church sits on a mountain top surrounded by vast stretches of rolling hills and valleys. Depending on the season, it features only a few colors, from grass and sky, to snow and rugged cliffs in the background. Hike to the church or take a taxi to this remote spot, located at an elevation of 2,170 m (7,120 ft). Breathe the crisp mountain air and listen to the sounds of pristine nature. View the 14th-century red stone Orthodox church from up-close and snap photos of the majestic site. Be sure to dress comfortably for this rugged windy place. To visit Gergeti Trinity Church on your trip to Stepantsminda, use our Stepantsminda trip maker site.
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  • People normally travel to Gergeti for 2 reasons, to climb Mount Kazbek or see the Trinity Church. Initially it seems that its located really far away from any civilisation but you can actually see it....  more »
  • We visited the church early morning and we encountered a religious march which made the experience even better. When you enter this old authentic candle-lit church you cannot but feel a range of...  more »
  • highly recommend to have at least one night stay around Kazbegi, you can hire a local car to climb on hill. It's very nice 360 degree view you can see very small village below.  more »
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  • Very very touristic. The path by foot, steep up, apparently is beautiful. I walked along the autoroute because of vertigo. It can be a beautiful place, but I prefer places with less tourism. Good views though.
  • What a stunning place. Surrounded by snowy mountains and icy winds. But the best part is that, inside the church, it's so warm. It's a wonder how they built such a massive and beautiful structure atop a mountain, using the finest of stones. Totally worth the visit.
  • Simply amazing place. Fascinating view! You will definitely love this place. Visited this place in mid 2019 April
  • Download maps.me for the hike path. Google maps isn’t totally accurate. Great hike up, but very steep. You can also hire a taxi that will bring you to the top.
  • Amazing place. Rather difficult to get to in Winter but well worth the trek. Established as a stronghold in an imposing and strategic position and also used as a place to hide treasure from invaders from the South. An absolutely impenetrable position for any invaders.

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