About Sights – The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum

Konstantine Gamsakhurdia (Georgian: კონსტანტინე გამსახურდია) is considered to be one of the most influential Georgian novelists of the 20th century and is known for such works as The Right Hand of the Grand Master and David the Builder. A museum housing a collection of memorabilia related to Gamsakhurdia was established in 1987 in his home village of Dzveli Abasha in western Georgia.

The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum in the village of Dzveli Abasha.

The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum in the village of Dzveli Abasha.

The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum in the village of Dzveli Abasha.

The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum in the village of Dzveli Abasha.

The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum in the village of Dzveli Abasha.

The Konstantine Gamsakhurdia House Museum in the village of Dzveli Abasha.

Gamsakhurdia’s novel David the Builder (დავით აღმაშენებელი, 1942–62) about the venerated king who ruled Georgia from 1089 to 1125 won him a prestigious Shota Rustaveli State Prize in 1962.

Konstantine Gamsakhurdia

Konstantine Gamsakhurdia by Korneli Sanadze

Museum address: Village Dzveli Abasha, Abasha in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti. The museum is open every day except Mondays.

Museum photos courtesy of the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia.

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