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Georgian heritage through its monuments

During your trip to Georgia, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Georgian monuments. Discover the history and culture of this country through its architectural treasures. Georgian history and culture are reflected in its architectural heritage. Georgian monuments are living witnesses to the region’s history, from Antiquity to the present day.

Georgia’s ancient monuments are mainly archaeological remains from the pre-Christian period, such as citadel ruins and royal tombs. Major archaeological sites include the citadel of Dmanisi, the archaeological complex of Vani and the ruins of the Gremi fortress.

Christian monuments

Georgia is the third country to make Christianity a state religion. Since the adoption of Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century, the country has become an important center of the Christian faith in Western Asia. Georgian Christian monuments are distinguished by their unique architecture and complex decoration, reflecting the influence of different historical periods and artistic traditions. Svetitskhovéli Cathedral, Gelati Monastery and Jvari Church are among the most famous monuments. Many monasteries are used as places of pilgrimage. Every year, these exceptional sites attract large numbers of tourists who come to discover the richness of Georgian culture.

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Georgian Renaissance monuments

The Renaissance saw the emergence of new architectural styles. Georgian Baroque and Georgian Neoclassical. Georgian Baroque and Georgian Neoclassical are two architectural styles that have left their mark on Georgia’s history. Georgian Baroque, which emerged in the 18th century, is characterized by extravagance and ornamental complexity. Georgian neoclassical, on the other hand, emerged in the 19th century. Inspired by ancient Greek and Roman art, with clean lines and simple shapes. These architectural styles can still be seen on the streets of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, attracting art and history lovers alike.

Georgian monuments during the Soviet era

In the 20th century, Georgia became a Soviet republic. Georgian architecture adopts a functionalist Soviet style. The buildings constructed during this period were characterized by their simplicity and efficiency, and included government buildings, apartment blocks and factories.

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