About Sights – Davit Gareja

Founded in the 6th century by St. David Garejeli, Davit Gareja (Georgian: დავითგარეჯის სამონასტრო კომპლექსი) is a Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located on the slopes of Mount Gareja in the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock.

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Part of the complex is located in Azerbaijan and has become subject to a border dispute between the two countries.

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

The monastery remains active today and is a popular destination for tourists.

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

A minibus to Davit Gareja departs from the bus park between Pushkin square and the Fine Arts museum in Tbilisi at 11am daily, costs 25 GEL per person and the journey takes just over one hour.

Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Photo source: Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.

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