Kutaisi

Kutaisi, the capital of Imereti, is Georgia’s second largest city after Tbilisi. Elegant, tree lined streets with 19th century houses stretching down to the banks of the Rioni River, along with several attractive parks, make Kutaisi a very beautiful place to stroll around and take in the many sights.

In the Jewish Quarter a number of synagogues demonstrate the long history of the Georgian Jewish community. The town’s largest synagogue, built in 1866, can seat 500 worshipers. The magnificent churches of Bagrati and Gelati – both UNESCO world heritages sites – testify to the importance of the region.

Sights

  • Bagrati Cathedral

    The construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III - the first king of a united Georgia,...

  • Gelati Monastery

    The cathedral is situated 11 km westwards from Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery, with its main building...

  • Motsameta Monastery

    Motsameta Monastery is located 6 kilometers from Kutaisi. The present day church dates back to the 1...

  • Kutaisi State Historical Museum

    Kutaisi State Historical Museum was founded in 1912 and houses over 200,000 artifacts. Address: 18...

  • Historical district of the city

    The historical part of Kutaisi - the Royal District, includes the areas surrounding the White bridge...

  • Vani Archeological Museum

    This museum holds the majority of the archeological discoveries from the site of Vani. In 1987, the...

  • Sataplia Nature Reserve

    Sataplia Nature Reserve is located 6 kilometers North-West of Kutaisi. Here you can find preserved d...

  • Prometheus Cave

    Prometheus Cave is located 40 kilometers from Kutaisi near Tskaltubo. The cave is one of the most po...

  • Katskhi Pillar

    Located 60 kilometers from Kutaisi; in the village of Katskhi, the Pillar is a natural limestone mon...

  • Okatse Canyon

    Okatse Canyon is situated in the village of Gordi, some 42 kilometers from Kutaisi. The length of th...

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