Jvari Monastery

Jvari Monastery

Jvari Monastery is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery located near Mtskheta in eastern Georgia. The present building is generally held to have been built between (590-605) AD by Erismtavari Stepanoz I of Iberia. The monastery was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 as part of the historical monuments of Mtskheta.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Georgian Orthodox Church Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

Date of Inscription: 1994

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