Bodbe Monastery

Orthodox monastery, located two kilometers from Sighnaghi. In it the relics of St Enlightener of Georgia Nina, who died there in 347 year, 67 year life.

From the monastery offers magnificent views of the Alazani Valley and the snow-capped majestic peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. According to ancient records, the monastery was founded immediately after the death of the earthly life of St. Nina, in the first half of IV century.

Before his death, St. Nina retired to Bodbe place and in the same place, having served for some time, she was buried. Soon, at the request of King Mirian over the tomb of St. Nina was built a church in honor of St. George – the heavenly patron of Georgia, and near it originated and the monastery.

Just behind the church there is an observation deck with stunning views of the Alazani Valley, followed by a path down to the source of St. Nina. It is believed that the source is curative. It is 3 km from the monastery. Holy spring is located at a small temple of Zebulun and Sosa (St. parents. Nina), which was built in the 1990s.

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