Tsromi Church

Tsromi Church dates from the early Middle Ages and was built in 626 - 634 by the Eristavi of Kartli Stefanoz II. A Christian church was in Tsromi even in the fourth century and on the ruins of the old church, Stefanoz II built the current domed church.

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Tsromi Church

Tsromi Church dates from  the early Middle Ages and was built in 626 - 634 by the Eristavi of Kartli Stefanoz II. A Christian church was in Tsromi even in the fourth century and on the ruins of the old church, Stefanoz II built the current domed church. At the turn of the XI and XII, and XVI and XVII centuries, the temple was damaged several times. On September 24, 1731, during the invasion of the Avars, the wall of the church was destroyed. On May 8, 1940, an earthquake damaged the most significant part of the monument, the dome, its wall, western and southern arches collapsed, and the western wall  leaned. In 1949, restoration began. In 1959, the western wall was straightened, and in 1975 a temporary wooden dome was placed on the  church.
The dimensions of church are 25.6m x 19.85m. The church has three entrances - west, north and south, and is covered with tiles and stone. On the southwest side is a two-story space; the ground floor was reserved for women, and the top floor was intended for the nobility. The Altar of the church was lined with mosaics, most of which have been destroyed. The remains of the mosaic fragments were transferred to the Georgia Museum of Art. By order of the President in 2006, the church was given the status of a "Monument of National Importance."

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