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MTIANETI – NORTH GATEWAY OF GEORGIA

 

Highland region in east Georgia - country of gorges, crazy rivers, high mountains and glaciers,  amazing landscapes,  wild nature, old traditions and mysterious settlements  

 

 

Stepantsminda - great place in Mtskheta-Mtianeti, with unique nature and buildings.  Stepantsiminda is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkers and mountain climbing.

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KHEVSURETI 

 

"land of valleys" is a historical-ethnographic region in eastern Georgia. The largest villages are Barisakho and Shatili.

 

Medieval Georgia was never able to establish a typical feudal system. The civil code of the community remained based on the ancient traditions and values. Children of the noble families and lords were brought up by the families of peasants  who were known for their wisdom and human qualities.

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GERGETI TRINITY CHURCH

 

Remarkable monuments of Georgian architecture. He  is situated at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.

 

The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in this province. The separate bell tower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, and can be reached by a steep 3 hour climb up the mountain.

 

 

 

ANANURI CASTLE

 

An architectural complex is one of the best monuments of Georgian architecture of the later period (XVI- XVII cc) . It includes religious, military and secular facilities.  Ananuri was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles.  In the last middle ages Ananuri served as the residence palace of Aragvi Eristavis (rulers) and a hub of Saeristavo.