norashen armenian church

-

10% Discount for early Booking!

  • Norashen armenian church

The Armenian Church known as Norasheni is located in Lower Kala on Leselidze Street, next to Jvarismama Church. The name ‘Norasheni’ means ‘new settlement’ in the Georgian language. This church is St. Mary Church. The first church was built on this place in 1740. The one that came up to day was built in 1790-1796, though the construction works were lasting till 1830.

Rather a big size brick church is of ‘inscribed cross’ type. The dome is supported by four strong columns. The church has the entrances on three sides. The south stone gate, decorated with reliefs, was built in 19th century. The small stone altar built on the western church arm is of the same period. The rectangular frame with flower decoration of the western gate is really remarkable. The church is surrounded with arcade.

The influence of western European architecture is observed on the facades. On the upper part of the wall the rectangular deepening is observed that is crowned with small pediments. The similar pediments are located on the top of several windows.

The south façade of the dome is remarkable by the reliefs depicting Virgin Mary and the eagle.

The paintings by the Armenian artist Mkrtum Ovnatanian still remain in the interior.

Information about places to visit in Georgia and Georgia tourist attractions. 

We are excited to thank you all for your interest. Please, contact us for bookings tours(at)georgianholidays.com

 

See you soon in Georgia!

Hot Deal

2-day trek that is equally demanding and rewarding, take a hike in one of the most beautiful and picturesque national parks of Georgia. Walk through evergreen winter forest and enjoy panoramic views of Caucasus range from Mount Lomi (Georgian: ლომი,...

Read more

  • Welcome to Georgia National Tourism Awards 2017

    Welcome to Georgia National Tourism Awards 2017

    The BEST in Hospitality and Tourism Industry Finalist of Welcome to Georgia National Tourism Awards 2017

  • Viator Top Rated 2017

    Viator Top Rated 2017

    Georgian Holidays has achieved Viator\'s 2017 Top Rated Award, distinguishing us as an outstanding activity provider for the world\'s leading online resource for booking tours and activities.

  • Viator Top Rated 2016

    Viator Top Rated 2016

    Georgian Holidays has achieved Viator\'s 2016 Top Rated Award, distinguishing us as an outstanding activity provider for the world\'s leading online resource for booking tours and activities.

  • ITB Berlin 2018

    ITB Berlin 2018

    Visit us at Silk Road Stand 602. Hall 3.1b Please, contact us to arrange the meeting on ITB Berlin 2018 on 7-11 March, 2018. See you soon on ITB Berlin!

  • WTM London 2018

    WTM London 2018

    Please, contact us to arrange meeting on WTM London 2018 on 5-7 November, 2018 Visit Georgian Holidays on WTM London!

  • TTG Rimini 2018

    TTG Rimini 2018

    Please, contact us to arrange the meeting on TTG Rimini 2018 on 10-12 October, 2018. Visit us on TTG Rimini!

  • GTA

    GTA

    Georgian Tourism Association - GTA carries out projects to improve tourism development in Georgia in partnership with Department of Tourism and Resorts, Agency of Protected Areas, International Organizations (USAID/SME project, GTZ Private Sector Development project, GTZ regional communal development project, IUCN etc.), local partners (i.e. Elkana, Geoland) and member companies. GTA is the member of UNWTO Knowledge Network, of GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council), of GCCI (Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and member of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce).

  • HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

    HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

    HEIFER INTERNATIONAL implements the project Sustainable Development of Rural Tourism in Black Sea countries

  • Leader of the Branch 2016

    Leader of the Branch 2016

    Gold Medal and International Certificate \"Leader of the Branch 2016\"/ Winner of National Business Award