Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi ranks among the best monuments of Georgian architecture. The cathedral was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Bagrat III, who unified Georgian regions into one kingdom. While Tbilisi was occupied by Persians for around 400 years, Kutaisi Served as a capital of Georgian kingdom. The church is situated on the high, rocky right bank of Rioni river.
Later in the 17th century a Turkish explosion left the cathedral in a ruined state until it was fully renovated between 2009 and 2012, with a mix of old and new stone and a few steel sections. The cathedral gained Unesco World Heritage listing in 1994, but the recent renovation has put it in danger to lose this status. Getting up to the Bagrati Cathedral is a must have while you’re in Kutaisi.
The cathedral is situated 11 km westwards from Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery, with its main buildings erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, was an important religious, cultural and educational center of Georgia. The monastery complex is included in UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list and its architecture is well known for wonderful mosaics and frescos. King David the Builder, the most celebrated King of Georgia, is buried in the yard of the monastery.
Motsameta Monastery is located 6 kilometers from Kutaisi. The present day church dates back to the 11th century, but historic records show that a church was constructed in this spot as early as the 8th century. Motsameta attracts crowds of tourists with an ancient superstition: if one crawls three times under the ark and makes a wish while touching the hallows, the wish will come true. Location: village of Motsameta
The Kolkha (Colchis) Fountain appeared at the central square of Kutaisi - David Agmashenebeli square - in 2011. It is a composition of 30 gold plated statues depicting fanciful beasts: lions, deer, and horses. All of them are enlarged copies of small statues and figures found during the excavations in the Colchis lowland. The age of some of them is more than 5000 years old.
The name, Sataplia, translates into English as a ‘place of honey’; named such due to the tradition of collecting honey from the bees inhabiting this small reserve located in Tskaltubo, just 12 km away from Kutaisi. Famous for dinosaur footprints and speleothems, Sataplia has undergone a major refurbishment in the past decade.The area features a museum, viewing points, cafeteria and glass walkways in the reserve. The tour of the reserve starts at the cave, crosses the hill underground and then goes back passing the dinosaur footprints. The cave is 900 meters long, 10 meters high and 12 meters wide, boasting lit stalagmites and stalactites that enhance the natural beauty of it.
The six-storey-tall glass bubble of Georgia's parliament building, opened in 2012,This futuristic building is the new addition to Kutaisi. designed by Alberto Domingo Cabo, a Spanish architect, the building was commissioned by the former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili. There are tours available in the building, where you’ll be able to learn more about the design of the buildings.learn about the history of the parliamentary system, mission, structure and roles. The tour lasts for 60-70 minutes three times a day on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of plenary sittings. In order to sign up for the tour, you need to contact them directly.
This 1.4km-long cave at Kumistavi, 20km northwest of Kutaisi, is a succession of six large chambers followed by a 400m-long underground lake. Sections are truly impressive, and the guided visits along a well-made concrete path are enhanced by discreet coloured lighting and a little background classical music. Children under six years are not allowed in the cave.
Okatse Canyon is situated in the village of Gordi, some 42 kilometers from Kutaisi. To get to Okatse canyon you should follow the path across the Dadian’s garden, At the end of the footpath there is a checkpoint where starts Okatse canyon, Metal construction pathway with length of 800 meters is attached to the rock about 50 meters above canyon and while you are walking you can enjoy the nature and beautiful views of Okatse River. Kinchkha waterfall is almost 70 meters high and while it flows down it makes little oases in the river valley. The Lake is located in the heart of the forest, where you can swim and enjoy the sounds of the nature. This is a nice place for camping and night stay too.
Kutaisi State Historical Museum, formally known as the Niko Berdzenishvili. A major museum, it is also considered to be one of the most important scientific-research institutions in Georgia more than 160,000 items and has an extensive research library and laboratory. Permanent exhibitions are displayed on two floors and items displayed range from a 7th-century BC fertility god figurine to medieval weaponry, historical art, manuscripts and icons dating from the 10th century. The museum has several ethnographic displays of traditional life in western Georgia.
Geguti castle is located on the bank of the Rioni River, 7 km south of Kutaisi. It was a royal residence however today only ruins remain. The earliest information about it is in a tale "The Life of King Vakhtang Gorgasali" written by a Georgian prince and historian Juansher Juansheriani in the 8th century. In one of the paragraphs of the tale Archil - the Prince of Kartli mentions that he is moving to Kutaisi to Geguti fortress. The castle stretches for 2000 square kilometers. Its first plan was drawn by a Swiss historian and archeologist Frédéric Dubois de Montpéreux in 1833. Over 60 artefacts were found on the territory of the castle during fieldworks conducted in 1937 by a Professor Levan Muskhelishvili, an architect V. Tsilosani and a photographer Gilgendorf.
All the objects are preserved in the Georgian National Museum. Main restoration works were carried by Professor Vakhtang Tsintsadze between 1954 and 1962. The earliest architectural structure was found during the conservation date back to the 8th–9th centuries. It was a simple, one room hunting house called “Didbukhriani". The subsequent four-story brick layered building which served as a living place for the Kings is from the 12th century. The palace church and the main building located in the west belong to the third period – 13th–14th centuries.
Kutaisi has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with a well-defined on-shore/monsoonal flow (characteristic of the Colchis Plain) during the Autumn and Winter months. The summers are generally hot and relatively dry while the winters are wet and cool. Average annual temperature in the city is 14.8 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 5.4 degrees Celsius while August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 24.7 degrees Celsius. The absolute minimum recorded temperature is −17.0°C and the absolute maximum is 43.1°C
Average annual precipitation is around 1,500 mm (59.06 in). Rain may fall in every season of the year. The city often experiences heavy, wet snowfall (snowfall of 30 cm/12 inches or more per single snowstorm is not uncommon) in the winter, but the snow cover usually does not last for more than a week. Kutaisi experiences powerful easterly winds in the summer which descend from the nearby mountains.
David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (IATA: KUT, ICAO: UGKO) is an airport located 14 km (8.70 mi) west of Kutaisi. It is one of three international airports currently in operation in Georgia.
Kutaisi Rail Terminal has a direct connection with Tbilisi (Central). Line is served by Georgian Railways.
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