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Mchadijvari Archangels Church is an architectural and historical monument in Georgia, in the center of the village of Mchadijvari.
We discovered this church when searching for the poppy fields in Georgia, at the start of June 2020 (hint poppy fields are next to the church, some 5000 meters on the right.
Church of the Archangels of Mchadijvari
The above picture is made from the Dusheti - Mchadijvari-Odzisi highway site. This time we actually didn't visited the cathedral, but here is what I was able to find out from Georgian Wikipedia
There is a construction inscription on the church. According to the inscription, the church was built in 1668 by Domenti Catholicos, and the castle-fence by Constantine Mukhranbaton in 1746 .
Shortly after the construction of the church, during one of the raids on Kartli, the Leks surrounded the village of Mchadijvari, but the church survived the demolition. In 1746, Constantine Mukhranbaton rebuilt the village and built a fortress around the church of Mchadijvari: "to be built and built without harm from men and enemies and the Marbies."
View towards Mchadijvari from the poppy fields
The view looks like from some medieval painting, kind of Johan Brotze works (I'm not sure if he ever has been to Georgia, but if we had, he would most probably paint this place)