Bodbe is associated with the grave of St. Nino, the evangeliser of Georgia. Although evidence suggests that the complex (that includes a convent and a sacred spring in the valley beneath it) goes back many centuries, the current site has been extensively renovated by the current religious community meaning that it is difficult to evaluate the age of the extant architecture. The monastic church undoubtably goes back at least until the Middle Ages, but the chapel and bathing pool located by the sacred spring is modern.
Date of Visit
4th May 2013
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Emma Loosley, “Bodbe,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 20, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/77.