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This is a beautiful building and well worth a trip up the hill even if the taxi drivers are a little reckless! It stays open late so would recommend trying to get up there in the evening around sunset if you're visiting in summer as...More
8 km away from kutaisi on a hill with great views. Very interesting glimpse into the history of this country & lovely mural paintings .
Can be reached by bus from the theater and railway or simply by hiring a taxi to take you there,wait...More
We visited the Gelati Monastery this morning and had absolutely no regrets. It is more than just a monastery given the history of the founder David IV the Builder, whose tomb lies outside the church just inside the South Gate. Inside the church we experienced...More
Worth a visit to see the frescos, although damaged still interesting to see. Davit the builder is held in high regards in Georgia and here he is buried in a very modest grave. The interior of the church is impressive with some vibrant frescos, although...More
We had been led to believe that Gelati would be very special, and we were not disappointed. It is filled with paintings and a large mosaic. A short uphill walk from the church brings you to a chapel filled with frescoes; it is lovely.