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Basic information
LocationArtvin province, Turkey
Geographic coordinates40°40′05″N 42°16′12″E / 40.6680°N 42.2700°E / 40.6680; 42.2700Coordinates: 40°40′05″N 42°16′12″E / 40.6680°N 42.2700°E / 40.6680; 42.2700
AffiliationGeorgian Orthodox Church
StatusNowadays a village mosque
Architectural description
FounderGregory of Khandzta

Parkhali (Georgian: პარხალი), also known in Turkish as Barhal or Altıparmak, is a village that contains a medieval Georgian monastery and cathedral church. It is located near the town of Yusufeli, Artvin Province, Turkey.


Parkhali was built by Davit III Kurapalat (earlier than 973) and decorated with murals [1]. One of the oldest Georgian hagiographial novels, Martyrdom of the Holy Queen Shushanik was written here.

The eastern side of the church.
The current village of Barhal/Altıparmak.


  1. ^ Zakharova, Anna V.; Mal’tseva, Svetlana V. The Materials of Nikolai Okunev’s Expedition of 1917 on the Wall Paintings of Parkhali. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 7. Ed. S. V. Mal’tseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova, A. V. Zakharova. — St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Univ. Press, 2017, pp. 679–688. ISSN 2312-2129.