kari saint george church

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  • Kari saint George church

Kari (existed with the court ) Church is located in upper Kala, on Erekle the II square, the first St. Archangels church on this place was built by Vakhtang Gorgasali and it was destroyed during the Mongols attack at the end of the 14th century. In the 40s of the 17th century on the ruins of the church three churches were built with the stones of the previous church according to the will of the King Rostom; These were: St. John the Baptizer Church, annunciation and St. George’s Church. Only the letter came up to day. It was renovated in 1710 by the brother of the King Vakhtang the VI, the prince Svimon, since the 18th century the St. George church has been functioning as the court church, and its name derived from here Kari (court). The Temple was repaired in the 19th century and in 1991-1992.

The hall type church has the entrance gate in the south and in the west, the lower part of the church consists of mixed layers of brick and stones, the upper part of the walls are utterly built with brick. The space in the interior is divided with the supporting arch.

In the west side of the church the two floored church tower, constructed in 1990, is located.

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