Tourists climb over fence to enter Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta
15 January, 2019
Tourists climb over fence to enter Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta
Tourists have found an alternative way to enter the territory of Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta. They climb over a fence to get to the monastery.

Jvari Monastery was closed for tourists yesterday on the 14th of January. The clerics of the monastery claim that the reason behind the decision was the “situation created by the street traders”. According to them, the street traders illegally occupied the parking area of the monastery, which caused unsanitary conditions and disorder near the site.

The
clerics say that the closure of the site was a ‘radical step’ to attract attention. “Such a large number of street traders is a serious problem for the monastery. The situation must be regulated” – they said.

Georgian historical monument, Jvari (cross) Monastery, dating back to the 6th century is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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