Tsaishi Monastery

Tsaishi is a Mingrelian village, known for its hot mineral springs. According to ancient historical information, this place is referred to as the IX century "Sais" or "Siseni."

1/1444/0001.jpg

Tsaishi Monastery

Tsaishi is a Mingrelian village, known for its hot mineral springs. According to ancient historical information, this place is referred to as the IX century "Sais" or "Siseni." 
Between the XIII-XIV centuries, on the ruins of the old church was built the church of the Holy  Virgin. The church complex consists of domed churches, bell towers and chambers. In 1614, after a massive earthquake two thirds of the church was destroyed so that only its eastern side remains.
 
In 1616-1619, the ruined cathedral and bell tower were restored by the Catholicos of West Georgia Bishop Tsaishi-Jumati Malachi II Gurieli. Since then the church has not undergone significant changes. 
During the restoration the church was completely painted inside and a large part of the frescoes have been saved. An altar is erected in front of the marble columns that were brought by Vamekh Dadiani from Abkhazia in the XIV century, after a victorious campaign. On the north wall of the bell tower, a bas-relief depicts the builders of the church. 
 
The village is close to the architectual complex "Dzheguta", which includes the Church of St. George, built in 1615, a cave of the late middle Ages and dwellings.

0 reviews from our community

Very Poor
Poor
Average
Good
Excellent
00000
0

Be the first to write a review

Download our app

General sponsors

Armenia

USAID

Implementation of the BSSRC project in Armenia and development of the BSSRC web portal and mobile applications were co-funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness (EDMC) project. The contents of the web portal and mobile applications are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

The Honorary Consul for Italy in Gyumri

ARMINCO

Armenian Travel Bureau

Georgia

Greece

Turkey

Login using social accounts