David Gareja
David Gareja
David Gareja  is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti
region of Eastern Georgia,  on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja, 
The complex was founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the thirteen 
Assyrian monks  who arrived in the country at the same time. Despite the harsh environment, 
the monastery remained an important centre of religious and cultural activity for many centuries; 
at certain periods the monasteries owned extensive agricultural lands and many villages. 
With the downfall of the Georgian monarchy, the monastery suffered a lengthy period of 
decline and devastation by the Mongol army (1265), but was later restored by the Georgian kings. 
It survived the Persian attack of 1615, when the monks were massacred and the monastery's 
unique manuscripts and important works of Georgian art destroyed, to be resurrected 
under Onopre Machutadze, who was appointed Father Superior of David Gareja in 1690.
After the restoration of Georgia's independence in 1991, the monastery life in David Gareja
was revived. The monastery remains active today and serves as a popular destination of
tourism and pilgrimage.

Adult	Price (USD) Per person
1	         190
2	         120
3	         100
4	         90
5	         80

The price includes:
Entrance fees
Guide service (English, Russian, French, Italian, German speaking guide)

Children under 3 years are free of charge
Children 3-11 years – 50% discount

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David Gareja