Having some of the most magical landscapes and well preserved monuments, Georgia is definitely among the European countries that can offer unforgettable experiences. While there is much to see all over the country, there is a special, unique place, well hidden by the spectacular peak of Mount Kazbek: the Holy Trinity Church. Aside from its impressive history, the location of this unique Georgian sightseeing objective provides visitors with the chance of enjoying breathtaking landscapes. Most tourists who choose to visit this place start off in the Gergeti village, as it is the closest one to the monument.
The Trinity Church lays at over 2200 meters high from the sea level and it takes a one-two hours walk to get to it, staring from the Gergeti village. However, as visitors claim, the physical effort is definitely worth it. Those who are passionate about history will be thrilled to find out that The Trinity Church was built in the 14th century – and its architecture hasn’t been suffering any modifications ever since. Unlike other buildings of this kind, its bell tower is also the same it was seven centuries ago. In times of war, the church served as a safe place to hide the country’s most valuable objects. Later on, religious activities were forbidden by the SOVIETS, but even so, The Trinity Church was visited by many people every year.
After taking a look at these impressive sightseeing objectives, visitors can enjoy the view of Mount Kazbek, as well as valleys and lakes nearby. Overall, it can be admitted that this Georgian experience can increase anybody’s knowledge regarding history and architecture, becoming an unique escape to a seemingly different world.
Panorama of Gergeti church and Kazbegi/Stepantsminda. Location: near the village of Gergeti in Georgia.