16 August 2017
Bolnisi Sioni historical monastery of the Holy Dormition is located in Kvemo Kartli, in Kvemo Bolnisi village of Bolnisi district, 7 km from the district center. The monastery is in the middle of the village, on a plain site.
Sioni is a three-nave basilica type construction. According to the inscription above one of the entrances, it was built between 479-493. Initiator and leader of the construction was Bishop David.
The monastery was heavily damaged during Mongol invasions.
In the XVII century by the will of Queen Mariam Sioni was renewed and maintained that shape till today.
Bolnisi Sioni is an active church and bishops cathedral since 1989. Bolnisi Sioni is a historical church of international significance (included in UNESCO list).
Distance to the tourist attractions (from municipality center) – 7 km.