About Sights – Tsalenjikha Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Savior
Built in the 12th-14th centuries, the Tsalenjikha Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Savior (Georgian: წალენჯიხის მაცხოვრის ფერისცვალების საკათედრო ტაძარი) is located in the town of Tsalenjikha (Georgian: წალენჯიხა) in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.
The cathedral is a central cross-domed church with a narthex (an entrance or lobby area typical of early Christian and Byzantine churches) and three arcaded galleries.
The interior of the cathedral was decorated with murals in the 14th century by Cyrus Emanuel Eugenicus, a Byzantine artist from Constantinople.
How to get there? The town of Tsalenjikha is 325 km from Tbilisi (about 4 hours drive).
Unless otherwise indicated, all photos courtesy of the National Agency for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.