Transfiguration Cathedral in Laghami

is located in Laghami - the oldest part of the town of Mestia. The first floor of the two-story basilica is named after the Great Martyr Barbara (Barblash) and dates back to the IX century. The second floor was constructed in XIII-XIV centuries and decorated with beautiful frescoes. The outer wall of the Cathedral is also covered with paintings. The northern facade depicts the “Banishment of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden,” while the eastern wall features “Hunting of St. Eustaphios.” The cathedral also houses a XIII century gold and silver engraved icon of Christ (pantokratori). 

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