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Alaverdi St. George Cathedral

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Address: Telavi, Georgia
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Beautiful and aspiring

This is a story of devotion set in stone. A remarkable edifice and much more remarkable people who built it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a story of devotion set in stone. A remarkable edifice and much more remarkable people who built it.

Thank Ariel857
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

beautiful monastery in the middle of the valley. amazing frescoes inside. very pleasant place to go and to spend some time.

Thank Stefano C
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The impressive part of this Cathedral is undoubtedly the brick central round tower, once the highest in Georgia. Sadly, little of the frescos remain or are faded and difficult to see. Internally, the building is uninspiring other than for the central tower with its conical top.

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

+ Good sights, impressive Cathedral. Not so far from T'elavi. This place tune your soul to twig beauty of nature and music of winds. - Small area to explore.

Thank Eugeniy_McCeev
Salida, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Lovely setting for this fortified church, out on the plain with the Caucasus Mountains behind. Not much to see, another old church but striking in its appearance.

Thank climber_in_CH
Clemson, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I visited Alaverdi Monastery with my fiancee last month and we enjoyed the walking around the peaceful grounds and inside the monastery. Be sure to wear sleeves and pants though, as they won't let you in otherwise!

Thank grsteven89
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Traveling from Napareuli you can see the chuch from big distance. It's a real landmark. But once you arrive you can visit only the church itself and a small part from the yard. Everyrhing else is closed...

Thank soimi
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

5 min drive. from telavi is the alaverdi monastery, which now is active and renovated. beautiful scenery, strong spiritual atmosphere, interesting remnants.

Thank deyan55
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

A lot of the old monasteries and cathedrals in Kakheti look the same. The architecture is interesting from outside, but the inside is pretty ho-hum and not so well preserved.

Thank Moribunny
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

While we were able to get into the church, we could not take pictures. Little of the original painting is left and mush was obscured by scaffolding up to the ceiling. We could not visit most of the complex which was off-limits or being reconstructed.

Thank wardnick1

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