The Khobi Cathedral, with its ancient relics is a marvelous monastery. It is situated on the hill, on the left bank of the river of Khobistskali. It is distanced from Akhal-Senaki by 6 versts. The entire Khobi Monastery was painted with ancient frescoes in earlier times and the painting was renewes for several times on later dates.
There are various opinions about the date of building the
Cathedral. Ekvtime Takaishvili, dades it By the X-XIcc. As for
other scientist, they believe that the monastery with its modern
image was built at the end of the XIII and at the beginning of the
XIV centuries. The monastery was especially important due to the
fact that four centuries it housed the relics,,, which were very
important to the Christians: The chiton of the Holy Virgin, a
fragment of the life-giving pillar, and the bone sections of St.
John the Baptist, St. Cyril, St. Marin and St. George.