vardzia historical and architectural museum


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  • Vardzia historical and architectural museum

Located in Southern Georgia, historical province of Javakheti; Altitude - 1300 m above the sea level;

Sites and monuments preserved on the territory of Vardzia Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve are as follows: Barrows; Remains of Antique Settlement; Rock villages; Medieval town-castles; Systems of caves of various destinations.

Visitor’s attention will be captivated by a grand complex of rock-cut marvelous monument of 1184-1186 constructed according to the pre-planned design comprising hundreds of large and small halls, the main cathedral adorned with fine frescoes of King George III of Georgia and his successor –Queen Tamar. Visit to the cave village of Ananuri, with the fresco of the King of Georgia Lasha-Giorgi, Queen Tamar’s heir, is also planned coupled with tours to the constant temperature spring pouring from the rock, a secret tunnel and many other sightseeing.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00-17.00
Ticket price: Adult - 3 GEL, schoolchildren and students - 1GEL

Free of charge:

  • Children under 6 years of age and homeless children
  • Employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums
  • ICOM
  • ICOMOS members (with valid identification)
  • First and second category disabled persons
  • soldiers
  • refugees

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