Kutaisi is the capital Imereti and it is the second largest city in Georgia after Tbilisi. Beautiful, tree-lined streets with 19th-century houses are stretched next to Rioni river. With several attractive parks, has made Kutaisi a beautiful place to stroll around and enjoy the eye-catching scenery.
In the Jewish quarter, a number of existing synagogues reflect the long history of the Georgian Jewish community. The largest synagogue in the city, built in 1866, can accommodate 500 worshipers inside. The magnificent churches of Bagrati and Gelati, both registered in UNESCO World Heritage, testify to the importance of the area.
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1. Bagrati Cathedral
Construction of this Church began in the late tenth century and ended in the early eleventh century. This Cathedral in history Georgia is of particular importance and is referred to as a cultural and architectural monument.
2. Gelati Monastery
This Cathedral is located 11 km away from Kutaisi. Monastery of Gelati was built with its main building between the 12th and 17th centuries and was an important religious, cultural and educational center of Georgia.
This monastery complex is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage and is known for its magnificent mosaics and murals. King David which is The most famous king of Georgia is buried in the yard of this monastery.
3. Motsameta Monastery
Motsameta Monastery is located 6 km from Kutaisi. The church that exists in this area dates back to the 11th century, but historical records show that the church in this area was built in the early eighth century. This monastery attracts many people from all over the world.
4. Kutaisi State Historical Museum
Kutaisi State Historical Museum was founded in 1912 and hosts over 20,000 different works inside.
5. Historic area of the city
Kutaisi historical section meaning Royal area contains areas around the White Bridge.
6. Vani Archeological Museum
The museum has the vast majority of archaeological finds from Vani area inside it. In 1987, Gold Reserve was opened inside this museum containing unique pieces created by ancient Vani creators. The exhibition also depicts antiquities as well as bronze figures.
7. Sataplia Nature Reserve
Sataplia Nature Reserve is located 6 kilometers northwest of Kutaisi. In this area you can find traces of preserved dinosaurs and a beautiful cave complex containing stalactites and numerous stalagmites. There is also a museum and a glass corridor overlooking breathtaking and eye-catching scenery.
8. Prometheus Cave
Prometheus Cave is located about 40 km to Kutaisi and you can find it nearby Tskaltubo. The cave is one of the most popular destinations in the region and includes a variety of stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls, underground rivers and lakes. Each cave is different in size and scale. In this area you can take the opportunity to take a boat tour and explore the underground lakes.
9. Katskhi pillar
in Katskhi village which is located 60 kilometers from Katskhi, there are pillars made of natural limestone. These pillars are 40 meters tall and overlook the rivers and valleys around. In this area there is a chapel and a house of clergy.
10. Okatse Canyon
Okatse valley in Gordi village is locate 42 km from Kutaisi. The canyon is about 16 km long and it is about 10 to 15 meters wide. This valley is about 50 meters deep. Along the canyon you can find several waterfalls, one of which is 70 meters tall.
Moreover, you can travel other parts of Georgia, for instance the beautiful Zugdidi tourist locations and broaden your experience in Georgia.