Kvelatsmind Church near Telavi

The little provincial town of Gurdzhaani near Telavi is famous for its unique monument of medieval Georgian architecture – Kvelatsmind church – the only two-domed church in Georgia. It looks quite modest - a grey stone temple with the cross-shaped facade and rectangular in plan. In the middle of the temple directly from the roof two absolutely symmetrical small square turrets covered with umbellate domes rise. The unique church entrance – a small door in the arch doorway - is situated in the cross-shaped facade and is elevated high above the ground. Even without external furnish the temple looks very impressive; it has practically saved its initial shape and bears the spirit of ancient times.