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Bagrati is located in Kutaisi, approx. 2 km from city center. Visible from all places of Kutaisi, so you will not be lost on a way there:-) Visiting is free of charge. Huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Bagrati is located in Kutaisi, approx. 2 km from city center. Visible from all places of Kutaisi, so you will not be lost on a way there:-) Visiting is free of charge. Huge building, but nothing much to see inside. No places to sit. Highlighted at night.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A visit to the Bagrati Cathedral, while in Kuitaisi is natural, but don't expect too much. The original cathedral was destroyed and the restoration work is questionable. View from here is good.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

BeautifuThe Cathedral of the Dormition, or the Kutaisi Cathedral, more commonly known as Bagrati Cathedral (Georgian: ბაგრატი; ბაგრატის ტაძარი, or Bagratis tadzari), is the 11th-century cathedral church in the city of Kutaisi, the region of Imereti, Georgia. The cathedral, rebuilt officially on September 16, 2012 after heavy damage ages ago,served as a masterpiece in the history of modern and medieval... More 

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New York
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't confuse this site with the Gelati Monastery. This horribly restored site with its green tin roofs and an example of how not to restore an 11th century cathedral. The cathedral is in danger of loosing its UNESCO designation as a result.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Bagrati cathedral was one of Georgia's glorious monuments. we were proud of it and when I visited restored bagrati the only reaction about it was a cry. horrible green roof, metal construqtions and glass covered lift on exterior. nothing lefto from that old Bgarati nothing left to be pride of :((

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Kutaisi, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Unesco recognised church, dating back to 11th century. Demolished and rebuilt. Beautifully located in the top of the hill, overlooking the city of Kutaisi. Free entry.

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Warsaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The cathedral is located over the Kutaisi city, on the mountain. You can use stairs to get there. The place is on the UNESCO list and was renovated - it was controversial case because of puting some modern elements to the construction. However it's really beautiful! The place is mistic and the view from the mountain it wonderful!

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It is definitely a landmark of Kutaisi and a must see if you are in the area. It is an early 12th century monastery. Everything about it is spectacular. You will enjoy walking around the complex and learning the history. Absolutely worth your time.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This complex is a deservedly a World Heritage Site. The mosaic in the dome of the main cathedral is amazing and grounds and other buildings are beautiful. Don't miss it if you are in Kutaisi or nearby.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I'll echo the comments made below. If you are in Kutaisi, it would be a shame to miss this spot. About 10 km out of town on the side of a hill, the location itself is beautiful and allows visitors to view high mountains in the distance and a winding river below. The cathedral itself is smallish with great presence... More 

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