Akhali (New) Shuamta

Akhali Shuamta is a nunnery complex is situated 2 km from Dzveli Shuamta in a picturesque area along the Gombori Pass. The nunnery was built by Kakhetian King Levan II and Queen Tinatin in the 16 century. The complex includes a cruciform church with high cupola and a bell tower.

The church is decorated with 16th century fine frescoes depicting the scenes of Christ’s life as well as of the Royal Family: King Levan II, Queen Tinatin, and their son Giorgi.