Davit Gareja Monastery Complex – one of the most notable religious and cultural centers of Georgia, the monastery cave complex. It is located in Kakheti, Sagarejo municipality, 60-70 km south-east of Tbilisi.
The complex was founded in the first half of the VI century by one of the Assyrian fathers called David. He came and settled in a small, natural cave in the Gareji Desert with his disciple Lukyan. That is how the monastery was founded, it was known in the later centuries by name David lavra.
David Gareji Lavra was the center of monastery life. By the time it broadens and adds branches. There was mentioned 12 monasteries, but the available material allowed him to consider only seven monasteries, like other scientists, he also linked the “twelve” as a symbol in the Christian religion.
On the way to village Udabno you will visit Ninotsminda Mothers’ Monastery – a walled monastery complex – The main building of the complex is the church of St. Nino, built in the III quarter of the VI century. According to the legend the construction of the temple is connected with the place where St. Nino rested. Temple, a four-story brick bell tower (XVI century), the two-story palace of Metropolitan Saba Tusisshvili (1774-1777)
Guided walking tour
Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
What’s not included
Food and drinks