Motsameta Monastery is one of the most important monuments of Georgian culture. It is located in the gorge of the Tskaltsitela river, surrounded by mountains of the Imereti region. The name Motsameta means the place of martyrs, which is often difficult for foreign visitors to perceive and pronounce. In the 8th century, during the invasion of Georgia by a cruel Arab ruler Marwan, the Arabs tortured David and Constantine, the nobles of Argveti, and threw their bodies into the Tskaltsitela River. The river carried the remains of the martyrs to the shore at the exact place where the monastery is located today. David and Constantine were buried in the Church of the Annunciation, destroyed by the Arabs. The church was later rebuilt and named after the Mkheidze brothers, who were canonized.
Address: the village of Motsameta, Tkibuli municipality
Opening hours: every day, 09:00 - 18:00