Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery

Brief description

The construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III, the first king of united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century. Although partly destroyed by the Turks in 1691, its ruins still lie in the centre of Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery, whose main buildings were erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, is a well-preserved complex, with wonderful mosaics and wall paintings.

UPDATE: In 2017, Unesco decided to reduce this site – so it now includes just the Gelati Monastery

Unesco WHS list ref:  710

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