why visit cave monastery david gareja in georgia, travel tips, guide and how to visit david gareja

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Today we have excursion to David Gareji Monastery. David-Gareja is a rock-cut monastery complex in a desert area at the border with Azerbaijan. The very first monastery was founded by St. David, one of the Thirteen Syrian Fathers who came to Georgia for strengthening Christian faith. The complex consists of thirteen monasteries. Of particular interest are the complexes of Lavra and Udabno. Being the center of religious and cultural life in the past, today these sites surprise us with their architectural design and unique murals of the 10th-11th cc.

We'll visit the two complexes – David's Lavra – the very first to have been established by holy father – David. The Lavra monastery complex beneath of the sandstone rock is definitely worth a visit, and even more so a hike (two hours) up to the Udabno monastery. There, at the edge of the natural border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, you may marvel at the frescos from 9th up to 14th century that strike the visitor with their well-preserved colors.

We at iran tour tour to iran through IRTouring offer you one day trip to David Gareja cave complex which is located on the border of Christian Georgia and Muslim Azerbaijan. The monastery was founded in 6th century and exerted significant influence in Georgia, being a centre of fresco painting and manuscript copying and translation. Here you have a chance to visit wonderful painted caves and  to see dramatic views across to Azerbaijan.

David-Gareja cave monastery complex(65 km  I,5 hour driving  ) 6th.c .One of the most attractive sites in Georgia. This place is unique for its wild nature, mural masterpieces and rock-cut monasteries, wonderful painted caves, in semi desert; Picnic lunch in David Gareja; Tibaani, one of the picturesque villages with lots of vineyards. Visit   wine cellar. taste different  flavored  wines  and grape vodka " Chacha". Professional   sommelier will lead the wine tasting for us; Bodbe monastery complexes 4th.c  holds the tomb of St Nino, the Cappadocia  maiden who converted the Georgian people to Christianity as early as 337AD; Sighnaghi fortified  town of 18th.c.  Have a walk in narrow streets surrounded by the defensive walls with 23 towers. This was  a place where Georgian King used to gain the army before the battle; Diner  at Sighnaghi exotic restaurant with  a warm-hearted environment. There you will learn What makes Georgian food so delicious. We'll see how they are prepared, get the recipes and even try cooking yourself. We'll soon become acquainted with the traditions of the Georgian  feast  - making toasts and drinking wine from special vessels;
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This article was published on 2010/10/03