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Shuamta Monasteries

Shaumta | Shaumta Village, Telavi 383330, Georgia
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Shaumta | Shaumta Village, Telavi 383330, Georgia
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

They may have included this in our tour because it was nearby and gave us one more thing to see. Why not? It is a complex of two monasteries: the "new" one which still functions as a convent and the "old" one which is really...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 26 August 2017

That is the best to see the old one and the new one. The old one [Dzveli] is very old and its restoration is being finished. The newer is only 5 - 6 centuries old but it is also worth to see.

Thank marekp59
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Maybe because it was raining, or I saw dozens of monasteries, but this was not so special for me. Still worth a visit, if you are in the area. The frescoes inside are nice.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Old Shuamta is built in VII century. The architectural ensemble Dzveli Suamta is situated 7km of Telavi. Its consists of a 5th century basilica, one of the most curious examples of Christian Georgian architecture.

Thank Keti K
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Interesting place. the akhali (new) Shuamta has beautiful frescoes inside. the dzveli (old) complex is quite interesting itself but it must be restored in the interiors

Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

well signposted from either direction - there are are 2 monastries - the 'new' one dating from 1500 is the first one you see, the "old" one dating from about 500 is at the end of the road. Workers had just about finished putting in...More

1  Thank InTheDesert2014
Reviewed 21 June 2016

It is a very beautiful place with amazing views. It is one of the best sightseeings in Kakheti region so I advice you to visit it and go to its surroundings too.

Thank Tata S
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Saumya monasteries are old and new monastery On Gombori pass and great place with beautiful nature and location. On the way back from Telavi you can visit this great monasteries. There is also many restaurants

1  Thank travelive4444
Reviewed 3 March 2016

very nice place, old, peaceful church and friendly nuns. It is good to be seeing the historical monuments of Georgia

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I would rate this attraction somewhere between "average" and "very good". If you happen to be passing by anyway, there's no reason why you should not stop and have a look. The new part is in use (I think by 17 nuns) and while not...More

Thank sebhoff
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