Martvili

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Martvili
Photo of George Atatia
The Martvili monastery.

Martvili (Georgian: მარტვილი) is a small town in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province of Western Georgia. Its monastery was Samegrelo's clerical centre in the Middle Ages. Under Soviet rule, from 1936 to 1990, it was named Gegechkori after the Old Bolshevik Sasha Gegechkori.

External links[edit]

  • Martvili Monastery, information about the rich history of the monasterial complex and role it played in the cultural and educational development of the country of Georgia.

Coordinates: 42°25′N 42°22′E / 42.417°N 42.367°E / 42.417; 42.367