Gergeti Trinity Church
Dramatically situated on a ridge overlooking snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, Gergeti Trinity Church stands as one of Georgia’s iconic monuments. Built in the 14th century, the Gergeti Trinity church towers above the town of Stepantsminda thousands of feet below while being silhouetted by the mighty Caucasus Mountains. Due to its remote location, this church housed and protected precious relics from the Cathedral of the Living Pillar during dangerous times.
For hundreds of years, pilgrims and visitors have made a steep trek from town to high above on a ridge in the midst of meadows to visit this ancient church. Constructed in typical medieval Georgian style with its thick stone walls and large bell tower, the church has survived centuries of isolation. It is of little surprise that this church has garnered popularity in recent years as it rests in one of the country’s most stunning natural settings.
The church sits on a ridge in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, high above the town of Stepantsminda.
First constructed in the 4th century A.D. The structure seen today was constructed in the 10th century.
The cathedral was built to house the robe of Jesus. The church grew to be one of the most important in Georgia.
Svetitskhoveli remains one of the most important spiritual centers of Georgia, with many making their way to pay respects. No entrance fee collected.