Kintsvisi Monastery

Kintsvisi Monastery is the best example of Georgian architecture of XII-XIII centuries. The monastery complex includes the church of St. Nicholas and Temple of Virgin, a small church of St. George, bell tower and wall.

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Kintsvisi Monastery

Kintsvisi Monastery is the best example of Georgian architecture of XII-XIII centuries. The monastery complex includes the church of St. Nicholas and Temple of Virgin, a small church of St. George, bell tower and wall.
Church of St. Nicholas built of masonry of Georgian brick. Temple dimensions are 19.7 X 14m. Height – 24,3 m. In XIV century southern and northern gates were attached to the temple.
Kintsvisi’s painting is unique. Color is bright. Mainly pale green, gold and reddish hues were used. Patchy background is of sky-blue color. Plastic figures, light folds of clothing, face - expressive. Fresco decoration of the temple is the "Angel Kintsvisi" - a work made ​​in the captivating blue tone.
Zama riverside, in the north-east side of the church of St. Nicholas is the temple of Virgin, which dates back to XII-XIII centuries. Larger part of it is destroyed; the ruins of the altar and walls are visible.
In the late feudal era, next to the main temple was built a small church of St. George.
In 2001, The International Center for the Arts completed the conservation of Church of St. Nicholas. Today there operates Monastery.


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