Uraveli Gorge

Uraveli Gorge

Uraveli River is a tributary of the Mtkvari River, and its gorge is one of the most gorgeous places in the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia. The road to these beautiful places starts at Akhaltsikhe town, while the gorge itself starts six kilometers from the confluence of Uraveli and Mtkvari Rivers. In this gorge, you will find several monuments, the most interesting of which are introduced below.

13th-century Baiebi complex carved into a mountain

This complex is found on the western side of the village of Tskordza; in the middle of the rocks, on a terrace, there are 3- and 4-story buildings. Two churches next to each other are partially carved into the rock, while the facade of these churches is decorated. There is also a narrow passage at the sanctuary, which once served as a shelter.

Agara Monastery Complex

The main church was built in the 10th-11th centuries, and is one of the largest basilica churches in the country. Today, the complex is in ruins, but the dining area from the 11th-12th centuries is still preserved, as well as a bell tower from the 13th-14th centuries. 

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