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RACHA LECKHUMI

 

One of the important vine regions of Georgia, Country of stunning views, mineral waters and resorts, fast moving currents river with sharp slopes, deep channels and canyons.

 

Wine making - Racha-Lechkhumi is one of Georgia's smallest regions, despite its diminutive size, it remains one of the most important wine regions in the country.  About 600 species of vine grow in Georgia, and more than 300 of these species grow in this region.

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WHITE WATER RAFTING

 

The rivers of Racha-Lechkhumi are known for fast moving currents that have created sharp slopes, deep channels and canyons, and are excellent for white water rafting trips.

 

NIKORTSMINDA  CATHEDRAL


Cathedral was built in 1010-1014. Nikortsminda has a massive dome and has unbroken architectures s as its twelve windows, which are decorated with ornamented architraves. Interior is decorated with frescoes from the 17th century and the rich ornaments, reflecting the mastery of the late-Medieval Georgian ecclesiastic art. The Cathedral is on the Tentative List for status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Barakoni Church of the Mother of God - was built in 1753 by. It is a domed cruciform church and one of the last important monuments in the tradition of medieval Georgian architecture. The church was built of neatly trimmed stable stand stones and adorned with rich ornamentation.

 

ONI LOCAL MUSEUM

 

The museum houses several collections: archaeological (from the Stone Age up to late medieval times, most of items are the Bronze Age dated) – bronze figurine of a sheep, open-work astral buckles, bull decorations, adornments, fragments of weapons and implements; Collection of architectural details and relief fragments from X-XI c.c. St. George and St. Trinity churches; samples of X-XIV c.c. coins; ethnographic objects; manuscripts and printed books; paintings of XX c. well-known artists

 

Lentekhi local museum houses the Bronze Age archaeological materials, XI c. ceremonial cross and crazier, details of the church altar with Christ image, XVII-XVII c.c. manuscript prayer-book. Lower Svaneti ethnography collection is displayed in machubi -local type of traditional dwelling.