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Tsalka

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About Tsalka


Best time to visit: All Season

Tsalka - the City of Samtskhe-Javakheti, an administrative center of Tsalka municipality. Tsalka Community Center (Village Tbeti) It is located in Tsalka Cavernous, on the shore of Tsalka water reservoir and river Khrami, at 1460 m above sea level. Its old name is Edzani, later Barmaxizi (until 1932). Historical Tsalka was covered by water reservoirs. In the X-XV centuries, was a religious and administrative center of Trialeti. It was declared as a city in 1984.

The city has manufacturing enterprises, healthcare, education, and culture institutions.It is worth mentioning the sixth-century church basilica, Edzani, consisting of 3 churches, the second church belongs to the X century. In Tsalka is the cathedra and residence of the Manglisi and Tsalka diocese.

Location
41.599688, 44.090762
Distance from the Capital
91 km (56.54 mi)
Recommended duration
1 day

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