The World List of Tangibles of Tourist Attraction

Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of the state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for the future.
Vardzia Vardzia

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The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions:   2018

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