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Vardzia

Description

Vardzia - The Cave City, located in Aspindza district, in 60 kilometers from the town of Akhaltsikhe. In addition of the monastery, in the gorge of Vardzia there are located several fortress, cave complexes, churches, etc. Vardzia unique and unrepeatable. This is a huge cave complex, which was built almost 800 years ago. Once upon a time it was a fortified mountain fortress-monastery, in the center of which was the main church. It is already from place later rest caves have spread in all directions. Inside the cave monastery were located not only churches, but also a few libraries, residential buildings, royal apartments and even a bath with plumbing ... Since 2005, the complex is under consideration by the UNESCO as an object for inclusion to the World Heritage List ...

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