Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

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.

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Vardzia, A Cave Monastery In South Georgia

Location: Georgia

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