Motsameta Monastery, Kutaisi

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  • Here it was that David and Constantine, after a failed uprising against the Arabs, were asked to convert to the Islamic faith or to die to torture. They chose the latter. In the 11th century, King Bargat IV had a church built in this remote place. Both saints were given birth.
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  • Passing through Kutaisi for a two-day trip I discovered this beautiful Orthodox monastery overlooking a rocky formation that on the right degrades into a deep forested valley and to the left into a charming canyon. The monastery is small but linked to an exciting and tragic story. Don't miss the light of sunset, which makes the walls of the building almost pastel color. A little gem!
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  • Not as visually impressive as other sites in the area. Views of the river are nice. Be advised shorts are forbidden and women must wear long dresses. They have temporary skirts to wear for those who are not up to the dress code.
  • This sweet little monastery is perched nicely up on the moment and is only a couple of kilometres off the road that leads to Gelati. Like most of the monasteries we visited, it is undergoing some renovation, but the church is well worth a stop in just for the location and to visit the skulls of the two brothers inside the altar. Many locals carried out the tradition of making a wish and crawling under the altar three times with their candle, which apparently brings good luck.
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