Georgian monastery of the Holy Cross

Convinced champions of historical tourism, as well as travelers who prefer an incredibly nice cozy town, should definitely visit Jvari in the place, the beauty and originality of which is largely in common with the ancient capital of the State of Georgia – Mtskheta. Walking through the ancient streets of this town, you can literally inhale the scent of a bygone era. For example, being in the area of the Georgian traditional wooden buildings, any tourist is easy to trace the architectural history of the country. Almost every tour operator in Georgia is ready to organize an unforgettable trip into the past for anyone wanting to.


Despite the large number of unique in its architecture houses, the town Jvari cherishes its main architectural and cultural gem – Monastery of the Cross. Sacred to many people in the country’s building was built in the middle of the sixth century in one of the picturesque cliffs, giving the entire building even greater grandeur. Looking at his uncomplicated form, the human eye will not notice the incredible patterns or fantastic paintings, but despite this, the Monastery of the Cross remains one of the most popular tourist attractions.


In each of his form can be traced desire of architects to emphasize its hill, not passing at the same time in pomposity. Calmness, tranquility – these words come to mind when the eyes are focused on the monastery, which became one of their site of action in the famous work of Georgian culture “Novice.”


The history of the construction of the Holy Cross Monastery


This country is often called one of the architectural capitals of the region, because almost every building here holds incredible story. To some extent, this native Georgia and Uzbekistan. All obvious phenomenon is the fact that tourism in Uzbekistan, statistics which has always demonstrated a positive trend, is always connected with the ability to study the history and life of the country. After considerable historical research, pundits can fully reconstruct the history of the monastery.


It is believed that the initiator of the construction was one of the kings of East Georgia, decided on one of the Holy Cross is located just at the site of the future monastery, erected sacral building. Numerous historical artifacts helped to establish that directly cross was put here Saint Nina. The initial project, has successfully implemented the architects of antiquity, included the construction of a small church here. Only some time later in its place appeared the present monastery.