Vardzia Cave Monastery

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Vardzia Monastery was dug into the rock and looks like coming from a fantasy tale.
Queen Tamar ordered the construction in 1185 and once completed, the sanctuary extended 13 levels and contained 6000 apartments, a throne room and a large church.
In 1551 the monastery was destroyed by Persians.
The monastery hasn't an address, you can find it on maps at these coordinates: lat 41.380958, lon 43.284204, minibus leave daily from Akhaltsikhe.

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