About Literature – Vazha-Pshavela

Vazha-Pshavela (pseudonym of Luka Razikashvili) is considered to be one of the greatest Georgian poets.

As a nature admirer, Vazha-Pshavela knows no comparison in Georgian poetry.

His finest works are considered to be the tragic narrative poems “Host and Guest” (1893) and “The Snake-Eater” (1901) that combine Caucasian folk myth with human tragedy.

You can find an English translation of the poem “Host and Guest” here.

Vazha-Pshavela was born in the village of Chargali in Georgia in 1861 and died in Tbilisi on July 10, 1915.

In 1961, a museum and memorial were built in his birth place in Chargali.

Vazha-Pshavela Museum

Museum address: 1810, village Chargali, Dusheti district

Phone: (+995 55) 12 75 27

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00

Ticket price: 0.50 GEL, Guided tours – 5 GEL

The museum houses paintings, sculptures, photographs and objects connected with the life and work of Vazha-Pshavela.

Vazha-Pshavela’s House

Opposite the museum is Vazha-Pshavela’s house. You can go inside the house and see where he lived but you may have to wait in a queue during busy times.

 Outbuilding next to Vazha-Pshavela’s House

The museum and house are a popular destination for Georgians and tourists and can become crowded but they are well worth a visit.

There is a kiosk on-site, selling drinks and ice creams and children can enjoy a ride on a horse along the road adjacent to the museum (cost 2 GEL).

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6 Responses to “About Literature – Vazha-Pshavela”
  1. We are sorry we fell behind for a few days.. darn tractors and big sale at work…. still a darn tractor but hoepfully we will be done soon… We absolutely love this! It is so interesting learning about Georgia and what a cool place to visit! Sure is a beautiful country! Keep up the great posts!!!

    Your friends in awe!
    the collies and chuck :)

  2. rumpydog says:

    That musuem building is beautiful! And I cheated…. I read the bottom instead of the whole poem. Impressive!

  3. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Looks like a great place to visit. Museums are some of my favorite places to visit. I love history and I am truly enjoying learning about Georgia and the people there. Hugs

  4. eripanwkevin says:

    Wow, it’s a great thing to hear that people in Geogian, respect Vazha-Pshavela who is Georgian poets and made a museum for him where many people can enjoy!
    My mom said that she wanna visit there someday! The photos of Vazha-Pshavela’s house are very interesting! :)

  5. He looks a bit intimidating!

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