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Samtskhe-Javakheti


Samtskhe-Javakheti

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Samtskhe – Javakheti is a region in southern Georgia. It is bordered by Guria and Imereti to the north, Kartli to the north – east and to the east, Armenia and Turkey to the south and Ajara to the west. Akhaltsikhe is the administrative center of the region.

Akhaltsikhe (Georgian: ახალციხე, literally new castle); also known as Lomsia, is a small city in Georgia's southwestern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Established around 800 years ago, it has had Georgian, Ottoman, Russian and Soviet rulers. The city is situated on both banks of the river Potskhovi, which separates the old city in the north and new in the south. The old city houses a 13th-14th century fortress, a mosque and a church.


Administrative-territorial units

  • Akhaltsikhe
  • Adigeni
  • Akhalkalaki
  • Aspindza
  • Borjomi
  • Ninotsminda

 


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Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory
Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory

It is one of the best observatories among the same altitude with its observational conditions.

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Atskuri Fortress
Atskuri Fortress

Builders had skillfully used high and difficult to access cliff relief and created complex in terms of building and at the same time interesting monument.

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Borjomi-Kharagauli National park
Borjomi-Kharagauli National park

Borjomi-Kharagauli National park was set up in the end of XX century and is one of the largest protected territories in Europe.

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Chulevi Monastery
Chulevi Monastery

It is located near the slopes of Persati Mountains. The west side of the Monastery site is crossed by the river Chulela running from Persati Mountains. Chulevi.

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Khertvisi Fortress
Khertvisi Fortress

It stands on the strategically important venue, at the confluence of rivers Paravani and Mtkvari, on the high rocky mountain. On November 24, 2007 Khertvisi was inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage trial list.

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Mtsvane Monastery
Mtsvane (Green) Monastery

Mtsvane (Green) Monastery was built by followers of the out- standing Georgian ecclesiastical figure Grigol Khandzteli.

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Oqros Tsikhe Castle
Oqros Tsikhe Castle

It is located in Adigeni Municipality, nearby Boladjury village and is situated on the collosal high cliff, hardly accessible. This is one the biggest fortresses in Georgia. Nowadays it is too damaged.

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Rabati Complex
Rabati Complex

Rabati Complex is the only district, where Catholics, Jews, Arme- nians, Orthodox Christians and Muslims have their own chapels. Two years ago Rabati was given a status of the symbol tolerance.

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Sapara Monastery
Sapara Monastery

Sapara Monastery was a residence of Samtskhe's Jakhely owner. It was constructed no later than X c. AD and is located next to Ghreli village in Akhaltsikhe Municipality.

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Slesa Castle
Slesa Castle

Slesa Castle controlled the road leading to Atskuri and informed them about enemies' invasion from Tbilisi.

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Timotesubani
Timotesubani

Cathedral is in the name of Virgin Mary and is Georgia's one of the most important monuments. Church painting dates back to the years 1205-1215 and is unique.

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Tmogvi Fortress
Tmogvi Fortress

It is erected on steep cliff on the bank of the Mtkvari River at a height of 150 m from the level of the river. In XI-XII cc. it used to be a well-developed city-fortress.

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Tsunda Church
Tsunda Church

Tsunda Church was the old political and religious center of Javakheti. Nowadays this place is called the village of Nakalakevi (old city). It is located on the right bank of river Mtkvari.

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Vanis Kvabebi
Vanis Kvabebi

Vanis Kvabebi - a monastic ensemble located on the Javakheti Plateau, within a narrow ravine of the Mtkvari river, on the road to Vardzia. This cave complex was created in VIII-XVI centuries.

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Vardzia Cave Monastery
Vardzia Cave Monastery

It was built in the reign of King George III and was finally constructed during the years of Queen Tamar's ruling.


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Zarzma Monastery
Zarzma Monastery

There are several opinions about the time of founding the monument (VIII, IX cc.). Originally, it was founded by early feudal religious figure Serapion Zarzmeli.

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