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Address: Bagrati Street, Kutaisi, Georgia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A good place to visit

Actually the controversial modern restoration that has caused the city to shed the UNESCO financial umbrella has done some justice to the church, in my opinion. They kept the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bagrati cathedral is a stunning operational cathedral high on the hills from Kutaisi great views of the old city. On our visit a wedding was taking place ... a modern restoration has ruined its integrity, but the bell tower maintains its simplicity and has not been renovated

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

From the old cathedral is not much left. Most you see is from the reconstruction. But the entry is free and there's a great view over Kutaisi.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Inside the Cathedral is rather plain and, as a north european, i rather like this interior without too nany iconsvand no frescosThis Cathedral,however, has been totally ruined by the unsympathetic external modern addition. UNESCO should take this off their list of World Heritage Sites as the basic ethos of the Cathedral has been seriously compromised.

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israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Actually the controversial modern restoration that has caused the city to shed the UNESCO financial umbrella has done some justice to the church, in my opinion. They kept the restoration within the original lines but used modern materials and even though it's not what you'd expect, the result is an interesting restored building which is worth a visit!

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Thank yanem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Nice walk from towncenter to the Bagrati Cathedral on top of the hill. Interesting church, ex-Unesco cultural heritage. Ex, because there is a new green roof built on the cathedral.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery is UNESCO heritage registered too. Location is good and you have a good view to city. There was a wedding when we arrived there. It's almost in city and if you are going to Kutaisi, do not miss it.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

First, I do not understand why these two attractions are under the same heading. They are two distinct places and should be rated separately. This is a 3 rating for Bagrati Cathedral. As you would have been warned, and as you can see from the past photos on the site of the Cathedral, this Cathedral has been restored from a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's an impressive sight from afar,but close up you discover it is all completely rebuilt and has a ridiculous modern steel and glass addition on one side. They should have left it in ruins, it would have had more atmosphere. Great views from the grounds.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The cathedral is belong to Unesco heritage since 2000th. Has been built by king Bahrati lll in 10-11th century. You can read about the history of cathedral in the entrance. Nice view and great information, 10 min. walk from fountain square. Worth to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Cathedral was almost all rebuilt and sometimes without sence for history, what is pitty even if it's listed to UNESCO herritage list. Due to this insensitive reconstruction is cathedral in dangerous to remain on UNESCO list. Entrance is free and it's not as far away from city centre. From the top is beutiful view to not as beautiful city Kutaisi.

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