Itria Monastery

The Itria monastery complex was built in the second half of the XVI century, by the Catholicos - Patriarch of East Georgia, Doroteoz III. He bought Itria, together with nobles and peasants living there, from King George IX for a large sum.

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Itria Monastery

The Itria monastery complex was built in the second half of the XVI century, by the Catholicos - Patriarch of East Georgia, Doroteoz III. He bought Itria, together with nobles and peasants living there, from King George IX for a large sum. On the ruins of the Church of The Holy Virgin, Doroteoz built a monastery for himself. At that time, the country was invaded by Shah Tamaz and the monastery and village were destroyed, although Doroteoz restored the monastery with help from the Kings of Kartli.
  The Itria monastery c complex includes the Church of The Holy Virgin, a bell tower and a wall. The Monastery is a basilica type, with three naves. It has two entrances – from the south and from the north. Inside, the church is plastered and whitewashed. The bell tower was built in 1656 by order of Bezhan Chkheidze and church leader Nikoloz. The building is a towering three-storey building narrowed to the top (6, 25 X4, 95 m), which was built of roughly hewn stone. The bell tower was restored in the XIX century. The wall - (40X25 m) was built in 1656 with ashlar quadras. The masonry is irregular. The fence runs along the terrain slope and an entrance is cut into the southeast corner. Todaythe Church of the Assumption acts as a convent.

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