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Kintsvisi Monastery


Kintsvisi - the medieval Georgian Convent.

Its name comes from the word "kinva” - frost. There is really a bit cooler than a few kilometers from the monastery. It is called the temple of St. Nicholas. The monastery nestled on a hill in the mountainous region, surrounded by forest. Not far away is the river Zama.


The main facility - a domed brick church of St. Nicholas was built on the edge of XII - XIII centuries, especially remarkable painting, which is one of the greatest monuments of medieval Georgian art - among the surviving murals you can see the images of Saints : Myrrh-Bearing Women, st. David Gareji, Zedazneli John, St. Nina, St. George. Also you can see there portraits of King George III, Queen Tamar, prince George.


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