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Address: Bagrati Street, Kutaisi, Georgia
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+995 599 98 88 15
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful Monastery

We visited the Gelati Monastery on our way back to Tiblisi after a day trip to Gori. It's worth a quick stop but, for me, there's nothing spectacular. If you're out of things to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug H
Seattle, WA
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nothing outstanding. after many monasteries and cathedrals it's getting all similar. I'd recommend visiting just few cathedrals

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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Gelati Monastery on our way back to Tiblisi after a day trip to Gori. It's worth a quick stop but, for me, there's nothing spectacular. If you're out of things to see, consider a visit. But, make sure you see Gergeti, Uplistsikhe, and all of Tbilisi before making this a priority.

Thank Doug H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice vievs on Kutaisi city. not so far. you shoud visit that place if you be in a city. you can buy and light a candle there

Thank Matěj J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best is take taxi from Kutaisi to Gelati Monastery and Motsameta Monastery. We paid 25 lari for taxi. The frescoes in Gelati Monastery are amazing. There was some unofficial guide who told us about history and took us to every room. We paid him 10 lari for 4 people

Thank Zuzana J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Gelati at about 9.30am on a Friday and it was wonderfully peaceful and quiet - we were the only visitors. Admittedly they're in the middle of extensive renovations, which meant that there was some building noise, but inside the cathedral it was just us and the odd priest going about his duties. The frescoes in the cathedral are... More 

Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to see Bagrati Cathedral if you are in Kutaisi. It is not too far from city center and it has a stunning view to the city and to the Caucasus mountains.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently renovated monastery above Kutaisi is must see attraction for history lovers, religious or budget tourists. This monastery had really rich and harsh history that is well explained on education boards that are also written in English language. After being blown to smithereens at the beginning of last century, it's rebuilt with many original pieces, blocks and preserved in almost... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is fabulous site, nice view and nice whether, the problem was toilet they don't work probably and it isn't suitable

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited Bagrati Cathedral on 28/1/2017. We walked 15min from Hotel Magnolia and the view of Kutaisi from this place was fantastic. The Cathedral was huge and impressive.

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Two hours on the Wizz from Sofia with my Bulgarian, twenty euros each way. Straight east over the Black Sea, two hours to Kutaisi, its second biggest city. Once called Aia and capital of the Chalcis kingdom, home of the Golden Fleece that Jason and his Argonauts sought. Inhabited for over 3,500 years, one of the oldest cities in the... More 

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