David Gareji

8 h.
Group size up to 30 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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Давид Гареджа — монастырский комплекс, основанный в VI веке святым Давидом Гареджели, одним из тринадцати ассирийских монахов, прибывших в страну одновременно. Несмотря на суровые условия окружающей среды, монастырь на протяжении многих веков оставался важным центром религиозной и культурной деятельности. Он действует по сей день и является популярным местом туризма и паломничества.
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Our tour to David Gareja monastery complex offers you an opportunity to visit a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja dating back to 6th century.


One of the most ancient and extraordinary monasteries in the world – David-Gareji monastery complex is located on the Georgian-Azerbaijani border, 70 km from Tbilisi. David-Gareji is dated to the VI century. The history of the monastery keeps many secrets, ups and downs, and exciting moments that have had a significant impact on the history and life of Georgia.

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David Gareja -monastery complex founded in the 6th century by St. David Garejeli, one of the thirteen Assyrian monks who arrived in the country at the same time. Despite the harsh environment, the monastery remained an important centre of religious and cultural activity for many centuries. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. The monastery remains active today and serves as a popular destination of tourism and pilgrimage. The monastery is of great historical value due to unique frescoes depicting scenes from the life of St. David, as well as portraits of Georgian kings and politicians of the Middle Ages. The walls of most caves also contain traces of frescoes; some of them are completely preserved and almost untouched. In the Middle Ages, the Garedji desert with its cave monasteries served as one of the most important monastic and pilgrim centres of Georgia. It was truly a royal monastery, literally and figuratively.

David Gareji
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What is included in activity

guide service, professional driver , comfortable car

What is not included

food, entrance tickets to museum complex

Activity schedule

Every day from 10:00 till 18:00

What places will you see

David Gareja -monastery complex

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You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English, Russian
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Kote Abkhazi 44

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8 h.
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