Sapara Monastery
Sapara Monastery
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Tyra
Tbilisi, Georgia178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Beautiful and mesmerizing view . Located in the midst of the greenery is so pleasant to the eyes. A very calm, cool and peaceful atmosphere.
Written 10 June 2024
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Phillip8789
Terrigal, Australia796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A winding road up to the Monastery which is located high on a hill, isolated and still occupied by Monks.

The opportunity was provided to visit the Church. The frescoes were unbelievable and still remarkably intact, considering that they date back to the 9th Century', so I believe.

There was a wonderful, serene atmosphere as we walked around the Monastery. The views over the valley and surrounding countryside were spectacular.

Another unique Georgian Monastery, located in another unique location.
Written 24 November 2019
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Frog-Aus
Box Hill, Australia388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Hidden away at the end of a windy road in a beautiful peaceful location. We were lucky to have one of the monks come over to open the church for us and tell us about the history of this 9th century place with lovely frescoes. In need of more restoration s we were happy to make a donation
Written 2 November 2019
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Jincognito
Gainesville, FL643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
As is the case with so many of the Georgian monasteries, it is the location that makes it. The church is interesting, slightly run-down, and still with the feeling of a working Christian church. The road up from the town is windy but the surface is good. No problem for a regular car. The countryside is up to the usual high Georgian standards.
They say no photos, but there was no-one there to check most of the time.
Written 9 August 2019
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Lynne S
Winters, CA574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The drive along the river (potholes) was beautiful. This is a monastery still very much in use. The frescoes made this monastery special (no photos). The setting is peaceful with few visitors. And then you hear the roar of artillery practice echoing down the canyon.
Written 29 July 2019
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Alex A
Tbilisi, Georgia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Absolutely amazing landscape around this church, which was built in 9th century, church wall painting with magic colors are surprising and absolutely outstanding, by serpentine road you get this wonderful place and it really worth effort, inside the church you find yourself in another dimension - as though in 9th century so, highly recommend to visit this place nearby Akhaltsikhe (New castle in English)
Written 3 March 2019
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MRichardson2014
Lake of Bays, Canada993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
This 10th century monastary is quite isolated and would be a challenge to get to by local transit. That said, this is part of its joy. It is located at the end of a road in the mountains 12 km outside of Akhalsikhe. The main church has beautiful frescoes and while we were there a series of prayers and hymns were sung in acapela Gerorgian harmony by the monks. Very moving.
Written 17 January 2019
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vikatw
Vienna, Austria117 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
If you've been in Georgia for a few days you've seen countless monasteriess so this one is nothing extraordinary. What is different is the hidden location in the forest. The drive there is over a small, windy road, which is however in impeccable condition. No potholes here. The view from the road and the flowers and agriculture along make up for the detour.
Written 7 July 2018
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McG_Road_Warrior
Tokyo, Japan524 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
High up in the mountains, this tiny monastery sits in a forest below a ruined fortress. There isn't much left of the fortress, but the monastery is in fine form. The paints, while faded, are still visible and some are still colorful. It's easy to combine this with a trip to Vardzia if you hire a taxi for the day, which set me back 80gel.
Written 1 August 2017
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Magdalena7301
Richmond, VA240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
It is an old nice monastery with wonderful views from the road which leads to it and it is escpially worth going to during service when you can hear men's choir singing as they do in ortodox churches - they are really great!!!
Written 21 June 2017
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