Today we drove out to see several interesting sights around Telavi. First, the Alaverdi Cathedral, built in the 11th century.
Alaverdi Cathedral, surrounded by a fortified wall.
Part of the outside wall
Fresco above door
A short drive nearby was the Ikalto Monastery. The church was built in the 9th century.
Ikalto Monastery church
Ruins and church
Old ruins with pottery vessels used to make traditional Georgian wine.
We then visited the Shumi winery
We sampled their wines
Our last stop was the mansion of Prince Alexander Chavchavadze (1786–1846).
Fancy light bracket