Shoana Church

Top choice church in Dombay & Teberda

Around 7km north of Karachayevsk, a dirt road leads uphill from the Ossetian village below to this early 10th-century Alanian church, one of the oldest, still-functioning chapels in the Russian Federation. The Byzantine-style stone building is perched on the edge of a cliff high above the Kuban River, providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.