Kintsvisi Orthodox Christian Monastic Complex
Kintsvisi monastery is located in the gorge of river Dzama, Kareli Municipality of Inner Kartli region, East Georgia, in just 3 km from village Kintsvisi. Complex has three main historical parts: the church of St. Nicholas, the church of St. Mary, and a minor chapel of St. George.
The Church of St. Nicholas is a central-dome monument, dating to the 12th-13th centuries. Its murals, which are among the largest and most well-preserved Georgian medieval wall paintings, are dated to the early 13th century. The most remarkable are scenes from the New Testament, portraits of Georgian kings – Giorgi III, Queen Tamar and Giorgi IV, and the iconic Kintsvisi Archangel.
The church of St. Mary is located to the north-west of St. Nicholas church, but is mainly in ruins.
The small church of St. George is dated to the late medieval period. It is situated next to the western wall of the church of St. Nicholas.
Working hours: every day 09:00-18:00
Admission: limited during the liturgy
Entrance: free of charge
Dress code: required
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