Photographer's Note

See in the WS a view of the church.
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The Bodbe convent is located just 2 kilometers from Sighnaghi. Its origins date back to the 4th century, the period when Santa Nino (Georgia Christian) converted Georgia to Christianity. The Saint after the conversion of the nation, retired to meditation in the area of the present monastery and died and was buried here. Shortly after the death of Santa Nino, in the 4th century, a first church was built over the tomb of Santa Nino.

The current building was built between the 8th and 9th centuries and was greatly modified in the following centuries. Today's structure has three naves with three apses and mainly incorporates the tomb of Santa Nino. Next to the old church there is a three-story bell tower built between 1862 and 1885. Another larger and newer church stands next to the old church.

The Convent, in addition to being a destination for pilgrimages from the origins due to the burial of Santa Nino, was also an important center of religious and educational life and played an important role in the political life of the country. In the Middle Ages, the Kakheti kings were crowned in the convent. In Soviet times, the convent was closed and the building was transformed into a hospital. Only in 1991, with the independence of Georgia, was the convent reopened and restored.

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Ver en el WS una vista de la iglesia.
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El convento de Bodbe se encuentra a solo 2 kilmetros de Sighnaghi. Sus orgenes se remontan al siglo IV, el perodo en el que Santa Nino (Cristiana de Georgia) convirti a Georgia al cristianismo. La Santa despus de la conversin de la nacin, se retir a la meditacin en el rea del actual monasterio y muri y fue enterrada aqu. Poco despus de la muerte de Santa Nino, en el siglo IV, se construy una primera iglesia sobre la tumba de Santa Nino.

El edificio actual se construy entre los siglos VIII y IX y fue muy modificado en los siglos siguientes. La estructura de hoy tiene tres naves con tres bsides e incorpora principalmente la tumba de Santa Nino. Junto a la antigua iglesia hay un campanario de tres pisos construido entre 1862 y 1885. Otra iglesia ms grande y ms reciente se encuentra al lado de la antigua iglesia.

El Convento, adems de ser un destino para peregrinaciones desde los orgenes debido al entierro de Santa Nino, tambin fue un importante centro de vida religiosa y educativa y desempe un papel importante en la vida poltica del pas. En la Edad Media, los reyes kakheti fueron coronados en el convento. En la poca sovitica, el convento estaba cerrado y el edificio se transform en un hospital. Solo en 1991, con la independencia de Georgia, se volvi a abrir y restaurar el convento.

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