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Georgia, Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery

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Location City of Kutaisi, Region of Imereti, Georgia
Coordinates N42 15 43.992 E42 42 59.004
Property 7.87 ha
Date of Inscription 1994

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The construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III, the first king of united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century. Although partly destroyed by the Turks in 1691, its ruins still lie in the centre of Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery, whose main buildings were erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, is a well-preserved complex, with wonderful mosaics and wall paintings. The cathedral and monastery represent the flowering of medieval architecture in Georgia.

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