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Great place with its own history

A place with long history. Great views from mountain's top. A must see place when you travel to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Саша Б
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This is the place where the greatest King David the builder is buried. This monastry is cultural... read more

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Road to Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi 4600, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place with long history. Great views from mountain's top. A must see place when you travel to Kutaisi

Thank Саша Б
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place where the greatest King David the builder is buried. This monastry is cultural building.

Thank kristomag
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Currently the site has parts under construction, so limited opportunities for a nice photo shoot. However the cathedral is nice.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank RGiraffe
Reviewed June 10, 2018

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

Thank Firoz U
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

A 5 gel ride from the centre of town rewards you with remarkable architecture and wonderful views. As said take the ride up and walk back down it the town centre.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed May 26, 2018

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.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Around 20 min from kutaisi. Not very special but nice area around this place. Take you not more then 15 min.

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