The Nekresi ‘‘Big Square‘‘

  • Guram Kipiani
Keywords: The Christian Complex


The Nekresi “Big Square” illustrated that a new architectural idea has been conceived, however it could not expand. It was an attempt of monastery concept development and we could not even suppose how this religious doctrine may appear in reality. However, it obviously created a new Georgian architectural theme – so-called “three-church” basilica, the type of basilica where walls divide naves, but not columns. “Three-church” basilica (the term established by Giorgi Chubinashvili) is suggested to be a Georgian phenomenon.

It is worth of mentioning that Nekresi early Christian monastery complex (fourth-seventh centuries), which overlooks the Nekresi “Big Square”, consists of several churches of “three-church” basilica type.

How to Cite
Kipiani, G. (1). The Nekresi ‘‘Big Square‘‘. KADMOS, (1), 214-251. Retrieved from