Rkoni


GEORGIA.COM

By Tika bujiashvili

Rkoni is situated in 100km from Tbilisi in the beautiful Tedzami gorge and belongs to Kaspi district, shida Kaqrtli.  The place is rich with different kinds of architecture built at the initiative of Queen Tamar.
The fortresses, arch-stone bridge on the river Tedza, church carved in rock to save treasure – all these you can see when you travel to this beautiful place.

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The complex consists of many buildings, and quite a few of them were built at the initiative of Queen Tamar. One can find here: the Church of the Virgin Mary – dating back to the 7th century, the gate of the complex – dating from the 13th century, a chapel, a church of John the Baptist, a bell tower dating from the 17th-18th centuries and housing for the monks. Inside the church there were candles that recent visitors had left behind.

As the monk…

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