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Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Basilica

Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Church of the Dormition of the Lord is an early medieval church monument located 2-3 km from town Gurjaani, Georgia’s easternmost province Kakheti. The church is situated in Kakhtubani gorge, inside a forested area. 

Gurjaani Kvelatsminda is dated back to the early medieval period, 8th-9th c.c. The church is constructed with three different types of building material: cobblestone, brick, and pumice stone. Its interior can be divided into three naves. Church has two entrances from south and west. Kvelatsminda Church is a unique example as it is the only extant two-domed Georgian medieval church monument. Church has been renovated once in the 17th century, and twice in modern times. 

The church is active since 1993. Nowadays, there’s a functioning monk monastery in Kvelatsminda. 

 

Working hours: every day 09:00-18:00

Admission: limited during the liturgy

Entrance: free of charge

Dress code: required

 

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