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Magalaant Church Complex (Magalaantkari)

Magalaant Church is one of the beautiful medieval monuments of Georgian church architecture. The church complex is located on the left bank of river Kavtura, in 2,5 km from village Tsinarekhi, Shida (Inner) Kartli region. This historical monument is connected to the noble family of Magaladze, who owned the complex since 14th c and its surrounding lands since the 15th century.

Magalaantkari integrates Magalaant Church, two belfries, defensive wall, pharmacy, ruins of defensive towers.

Magalaant church is dated to the 12th century. Structure is built by sandstone and is decorated with remarkable stone ornaments.

Bell tower of Solomon Magaladze was built in 1716. Another belfry of Papua Magaladze is older, dated to the 16th-17th c.c.

Defensive tower that overlooks the entire complex was built in 1679, also by Papua Magaladze. Pharmacy is located to the south-west from the tower. Structure was built by stone and remains significantly damaged.

Magalaant Church Complex is unique for its beautiful carving and unusual masonry.

Driving distance from Mtskheta is 26 km (37 min), from Kaspi - 19 km (26 min), Tbilisi - 51 km (1h & 6 min)

Entrance: free of charge

Dress code: required

To book private tour, please, contact travel adviser here.