The Nekresi Monastery and The Alaverdi Cathedral

nekresi heyThere are several memorable sights in the vicinity of Kvareli.In the wooded area nearby the Nekresy Monastery sprawls like a tired traveller.It consists of many structures built at different times,the earliest dating from the 4th century.Against the background of snow-capped mountains,under the blu vault of the heavens,stands the tallest of the cross-and-cupola chuches of Georgia,the Alaverdi Cathedral. The white walls,almost devoid of ornamentation,beautiful proportions,severe and clear-cut heaven-bound lines,creating the effect of monumentality and calm majesty,were designed to

the idea of the invincibility of the Georgia.