Kintsvisi Monastery, Kintsvisi

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Kintsvisi Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery in the Shida Kartli region, eastern Georgia, 10 kilometers from the town Kareli, on a forested slope of a high mountain of the Dzama valley.
The Kintsvisi Monastery complex consists of three churches, of uncertain origin. The central (main) central church dedicated to St Nicholas is thought to date to the early 13th century, in what is generally regarded as the Georgian Golden Age. A very small chapel standing next to it is dedicated to St George, and dates from around the same time.
The oldest church, dedicated to St Mary dates from the 10-11th centuries, but is mostly in ruins.
The site is currently listed by the World Monuments Fund as a field project.
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  • The Kintsvisi Monastery complex consists of three churches, of uncertain origin. The central (main) central church dedicated to St Nicholas is thought to date to the early 13th century, in what is... 
    The Kintsvisi Monastery complex consists of three churches, of uncertain origin. The central (main) central church dedicated to St Nicholas is thought to date to the early 13th century, in what is...  more »
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  • The frescos are lovely. However the priests are extremely rude for no reason whatsoever. They verbally attacked a member of our group, simply because his hair for too long in their opinion. They made disgusting and appealing comments that soured the whole experience. Not worth a visit.
  • Once in the area, surely visit this monastery. Only the frescos of this church are magnificent. Have a look out for the "blue angel" on the left inside

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