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Gareja, Udabno Monastery, Church of the Virgin

Location: Gareja Desert, Sagarejo Municipality
Place: Georgia, Kakheti
Dedication: The Virgin
Category: Rock-Cut
Type: Domeless Church, Hall church
Date/Period: First half of the 10th century
Layers of the Murals: One layer



The church is cutted out/partly built in the central part of the Udabno cave monastery. It has a large single-nave chapel to the north dated to the 10th century, and connected with the church by several apertures; this space was later converted to a diaconicon. Numerous incised inscriptions have been preserved on the walls of the church.