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  • Sapara Monastery

Sapara Monastery dates back to the 10th c-14th c and consists several structures: St. Saba church, bell tower, small chapels, fortress wall, Holly Mother’s church. At the end of the 13th century Sapara became a residence of the Jakeli family. Sargis Jakeli, took monastic orders and changed his name to Saba. His son Beka built St Saba's Church - one of the most architecturally important church of its time. It was named after the saint whose name his father had adopted; there are valuable 14th c frescoes inside.

From the end of the 16th century until the beginning of the 17th century the Sapara Monastery became empty due to the expansion of Turkish policy into Samtskhe and during this process the monastery's icons and other treasures were taken to more protected areas of Georgia.

If you are on the way to Vardzia from Akhaltsikhe, take time and turn to the narrow mountain path towards the woods approximately 9 km and visit this beautiful Georgian Orthodox monastery nested on the slopes of the hills.

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