Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino was built on the place called ‘Zemo Ecclesia’ (Upper Church). It was located in the capital city of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom Iberia Mtskheta in 30s of the 4th century. The first Christian royal couple - King Mirian and Qween Nana are buried here. Since the 480s Samtavro became an Episcopal see. Since the beginning of 19th century it has become a convent.
Nekresi is an ancient monastic complex located on the top of a mountain in the Alazani Valley in Kakheti. It is one of the earliest Christian monuments in Georgia and includes several structures built in different periods.
Kintsvisi Monastery is located in the Shida Kartli region, eastern Georgia, in the Dzama gorge. The main church of the complex, St. Nicholas church, dates back to the 13th century. The monastery is notable for housing unique examples of medieval mural art from the early 13th century.
Bolnisi Sioni is the oldest preserved architectural monument of Georgia and keeps the first samples of Georgian writing. The cross embossed on the eastern façade became one of the symbols of the state.
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex near town Signagi, Kakheti province. This place is thought to be the place where evangelist St. Nino lived and died in the 4th century.
The Betania Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a remarkable medieval monument, constructed in the beginning of the 13th century, in the "Golden Age" of Georgia. It is notable for its wall paintings which include a group portrait of Georgian monarchs. It is located 16 km southwest of Tbilisi.