Tsughrughasheni Church

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Tsughrughasheni Church
წუღრუღაშენი ეკლესია
Tsugrugasheni church (Photo A. Muhranoff, 2011)-1.jpg
Tsughrughasheni church and fortification wall.
Tsughrughasheni Church is located in Georgia (country)
Tsughrughasheni Church
Shown within Georgia
Basic information
Location Located approximately 2 km from Bolnisi Sioni Basilica, Bolnisi District, Kvemo Kartli Province (Mkhare),  Georgia
Geographic coordinates 41°22′49″N 44°31′46″E / 41.3803°N 44.5294°E / 41.3803; 44.5294Coordinates: 41°22′49″N 44°31′46″E / 41.3803°N 44.5294°E / 41.3803; 44.5294
Affiliation Georgian Orthodox Church
Region Caucasus
District Bolnisi District
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Georgian; Church
Founder King George IV Lasha of the Bagrationi Dynasty
Funded by King George IV Lasha of the Bagrationi Dynasty
Groundbreaking 1212
Completed 1222

Tsughrughasheni (Georgian: წუღრუღაშენი ეკლესია) is a Georgian Orthodox church in the Bolnisi District, Georgia. It is situated approximately 2 kilometres from Bolnisi Sioni basilica, on the right bank of the Bolnisistsqali River. The church was built in 1212–1222 supposedly by King George IV Lasha of the Bagrationi Dynasty.

The Tsughrughasheni church resembles stylistically the other Georgian churches from the 12th–13th centuries – Betania, Kvatakhevi, Pitareti – but it is smaller than those and has a higher cupola. The plan of the church is right-angled. The church is rich with the Georgian traditional ornaments adorned.

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