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    Church of Mother of God

    by tommix Updated Sep 27, 2004

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    This gregorian church was built in the 8th century and enlarged in the 11th. Much later - in the 20th century a dividing wall was also errected in the nave. In fact a part of this church was used as a village mosque till a new one was built in the 80s.
    In the church you will find traces of blue frescoes in the dome and very interesting arcade of horseshoe-shaped arches in the apse, each of them with different column.
    On outside walls you will also notice a fine carved reliefs. The same on the small chapel next door - relief above the portal ascribes the founding of the church to King Bagrat III.
    During the visit of the church you will be probably accompagnied by childrens from adjacent school. And the teacher will ask you something like 1 USD as a admission fee.

    You can find more pictures of this church in my Travelogue

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    georgian church

    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: far from touristic hordes...
    built in 828.
    a 40m high delicately sculpted with red stones dome.

    Fondest memory: a jewel and the nature....

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