Within the distance of 160 km to the West from Tbilisi, to the left from the backbone expressway, in Kharagauli region, is located UBISA MONASTERY Complex. It consists of the church of St. George (was founded in IX century by the disciples of Grigol Khandzteli, Christephore and Theodore), 4-level tower with column (the Asomtavruli legend of the church tells that this tower was built by the first minister of the Kingdom of Georgia, Svimon Chkondideli, Chief Chancellor, in 1141), residue of the fence and lean-to of XVI century.
Cathedral and tower are constructed with pumice stone, they are plainly ornamented and walls have some construction inscriptions. The main attractions of Ubisi are XVI century mural paintings performed by Damiane. Here are brilliant compositions of all Holy celebrations: Annunciation, Palm Sunday, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Epiphany, etc. Among the murals Fresco of St. George of Ubisi and Last Supper can be singled out. These paintings represent mixture of Georgian and Byzantine style of painting.
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