7 Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Posted on December 5, 2011 by

The cave city of Vardzia is a cave monastery dug into the side of the Erusheli mountain in southern Georgia near Aspindza on the left bank of the Mtkvari River. It was founded in 1185 as protection from the Mongols and consisted of over six thousand apartments in a thirteen story complex. The city included a church, a throne room, and a complex irrigation system watering terraced farmlands.


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7 Responses to “Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia”

  1. ayaa says:

    Nice place. Looks better than the underground set for Metro 2033.

  2. Mariel says:


  3. Pedro says:

    This is amazing. would love to go there. is it safe to go there? due to the recent tensions between georgia and russia…

  4. Luolamies says:

    Not a single photo from inside the caves? :(

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