Dzegvi church


In the village of Dzegvi in  Mtskheta district, along the river Mtkvari, are a number of architectural monuments dating back to the middle ages. One of them is a single nave church with a hall paved with finely cut stones. In the center of the village there is a  round stone tower used in its time for defense and as a residence.  In the vicinity of the village a couple of small hall type churches are found.  The Bodzi church (10th century) contains some painting fragments of the 11th -12th centuries. In the 12th century Dzegvi represented Catholicos’ village and was required to pay taxes to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.