Saturday 2 September 2017

Day trip from Telavi, Georgia

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

Alaverdi Cathedral

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).

Chavchavadze Estate

Fancy light bracket



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