They may have included this in our tour because it was nearby and gave us one more thing to see. Why not? It is a complex of two monasteries: the "new" one which still functions as a convent and the "old" one which is really...More
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That is the best to see the old one and the new one. The old one [Dzveli] is very old and its restoration is being finished. The newer is only 5 - 6 centuries old but it is also worth to see.
Maybe because it was raining, or I saw dozens of monasteries, but this was not so special for me. Still worth a visit, if you are in the area. The frescoes inside are nice.
Interesting place. the akhali (new) Shuamta has beautiful frescoes inside. the dzveli (old) complex is quite interesting itself but it must be restored in the interiors
well signposted from either direction - there are are 2 monastries - the 'new' one dating from 1500 is the first one you see, the "old" one dating from about 500 is at the end of the road. Workers had just about finished putting in...More
It is a very beautiful place with amazing views. It is one of the best sightseeings in Kakheti region so I advice you to visit it and go to its surroundings too.
I would rate this attraction somewhere between "average" and "very good". If you happen to be passing by anyway, there's no reason why you should not stop and have a look. The new part is in use (I think by 17 nuns) and while not...More