Vanis Kvabebi Cave Monastery

Vanis Kvabebi Cave Monastery

Vanis Kvabebi is a cave monastery located in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. It is the more famous cave city of Vardzia. The complex dates from 8th century AD and consists of a defensive wall built in 1204 AD and a maze of tunnels running on several levels in the side of the mountain. There are also two churches in the complex. A newer stone church that is in quite good shape stands near the top of the wall, and a smaller, domed church that clings to the rock on the level of the highest tunnels.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Georgian Orthodox Church Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Vardzia-Khertvisi

Date of Submission: 2007

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