Excursion to the city of love – Sighnaghi

Sighnaghi is a small town in Kakheti, the administrative center of the Sighnaghi District and the center of the Bodbi Diocese. The town is divided into five ridges: the Gorgasali Ridge, the Ketevan Ridge, the Tamara Ridge, the Central Ridge and the Baratashvili Ridge.
The center of the city is the park on April 9, with Solomon Dodashvili Square on one side and David the Builder Square on the other. There is a statue of the mentioned Solomon in the park, and on the rock nearby there is a list of the inhabitants of the signi district who died during World War II.
The village of Mirzaani is the birthplace of Niko Pirosmani. There is a house-museum and a monument to him there.
The fortress walls (18th century) are 4.5 km long along the perimeter with several remarkable gates and towers on which one can climb and enjoy a delightful panorama, as Signagi, like a mountain eagle, has nested on the mountain.

The monastic complex of St. George, which is located near the Kakheti village of Bodbe, is considered one of the most important shrines of the Georgian people. It is in this monastic complex that Nina of Cappadocia rests. According to legend, Saint Nina died in 335 in the village of Bodbe, in Kakheti. Nina is known for the fact that, thanks to her, the Georgians converted to Christianity. After Nina’s death they decided to build a Christian church on her grave, which was dedicated to St. George.

The temple of Hirs. Worshiping the relics of the Venerable Stephen Hirseli, one of the 13 Syrian Fathers.

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