Katshsky Monastery

The Katskhi Church of the Birth of Christ is one of the most outstanding and original monuments of Georgian architecture. It was built in 1010 - 1014. Originally, the church was dedicated to the name of the Holy Trinity and the site was owned by and served as a family crypt for the powerful feudal dynasty Baghvashi.

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Katshsky Monastery

The Katskhi Church of the Birth of Christ is one of the most outstanding and original monuments of Georgian architecture. It was built in 1010 - 1014. Originally, the church was dedicated to  the name of the Holy Trinity and the site  was owned by and served as a family crypt for  the powerful feudal dynasty Baghvashi. After David Agmashenebeli corrupted this family, the church remained without an owner and according to legend, it was burned twice and rebuilt again. In the XVI century the church was in the possession of Abulakhsar Amirejibi and in the XVII-XVIII centuries it belonged to the prince Abashidze. 
Katskhi Church  of the Birth of Christ is the most recent and outstanding example of a church with six apses. The external dimensions of the building are: length - 13,5 m, width - 12 m, height inside - approximately 17.5 sq. The entire building consists of three pivot, faceted volume: external input, body and neck of the temple dome. Each face of the pediment over formed curved eaves. The roof of the dome is like a half-open umbrella. Katskhi monastery was a great cultural center. I In  past centuries many fruitful works were  and hundreds of books were rewritten. The church had a rich library that was later plundered.

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