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Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi

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4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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  • Church of extraordinary beauty in a lovely place just a few kilometres from Kutaisi. Impressive silence that envelops just crossed the threshold, already in the garden.
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  • In addition to being on the territory of the monastery are well preserved other historical sites, the temple has a very strong energy. I advise to visit during worship.
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  • Visited the family. Inside the monastery yard is located a number of buildings that are restored from ruins. It was interesting to listen to the story of the entire monastery, but on the spot did not find a single Guide. Nobody suggested, as it often happens. The impression is still a bit spoiled tour local schoolchildren who stood there on the ears. But overall, very interesting. If you can find a competent Guide, not stingy-take. You will not regret.
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  • Historical monastery.
  • The monastery is one of the greatest exponents of the age of gold of the Georgia medieval (1089-1213), the period in which the country shone with own light and was considered a middle power. The UNESCO it declared heritage of the humanity not only by their mosaics, murals or architecture, but because was one of them older centers cultural of the time. Commanded to build the King David IV and works completed in the 1106. In the 1510 the Turks set it on fire. The work of restoration began that same century and is elongated until the 18th. Came to be the residence of the Catholics of the West of the country and here is located the tomb of one of them older monarchs of Georgia, protagonisata of the unification of the country and promoter of Gelati: David IV, the Constructor. The tombstone is his same stature said. The complex consists of the Cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Church of St. George, of San Nicolas, the building of the Academy the Bell Tower and the ramparts. It is located on a wooded hill at eleven kilometers from Kutaisi.
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