Vardzia Cave Monastery

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Vardzia Cave Monastery is a cave monastery located in Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia. Four distinct building phases have been identified at the site, the first during the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184 AD) and the second during the reign of his successor Tamar in 1186 AD.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Site History: 12th 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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