Church of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Dariali Monastery Complex is beautifully nested in the Dariali Gorge between the high mountains of the Greater Caucasus. This region of East Georgia is called Khevi, and main townlet Stepantsminda is 10 kilometers away from here. Kazbegi is the name of municipality, surrounded by the coniferous forested areas along the roaring river. The complex is situated in picturesque Dariali – gorge at the narrow canyon of river Tergi (Terek), an elevation of 1300 meters above sea level and is just a kilometer from the Georgia-Russian border.
The construction of Dariali Monastery began in 2005. It was partially completed in 2011 and opened by the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia. The complex is comprised of various buildings. The main church of the complex is the Church of the Archangels St. Michael and St. Gabriel. The initial plan is to eventually build 12 different churches.
The ruins of old fort is on the opposite side of the river.
Driving distance from Tbilisi 164 km (3 h 56 min )
Working hours: every day 09:00-18:00
Admission: limited during the liturgy
Entrance: free of charge
Dress code: required
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