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Monastery of St. Kvirike and St. Ivlita of Kala

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About Monastery of St. Kvirike and St. Ivlita of Kala

Best time to visit: Summer, Autumn

Monastery of St. Kvirike and St. Ivlita of Kala is located south of the Chkhutneri Range in Mestia Municipality. Its height varies from 1870 meters above sea level. It is called Lagurka in Svan. It’s is built in the X century. The church is of the hall type. In the Middle Ages it was a monastic complex. The church was painted in 1112 by King Theodore, who had previously painted the Church of the Archangel in Ipari in 1096 in Svaneti. Monastery of St. Kvirike and St. Ivlita of Kala preserves all the treasures of the Kala community (X-XII-XIII) medieval engraved and painted icons. An enamel decorated icon is kept here, which the Svans call the "Shaliani icon".

Tags: #History #Church #Culture #Monastery #Historical Monument

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