K'alak'i K'ut'aisi Things to Do

  • Kutaisi, Opera house
    Kutaisi, Opera house
    by JLBG
  • Kutaisi, Opera house
    Kutaisi, Opera house
    by JLBG
  • Kutaisi, Opera house
    Kutaisi, Opera house
    by JLBG

K'alak'i K'ut'aisi Things to Do

  • Martvili Canyon

    This wonderful place is located in Georgia, Samegrelo region, small city of Martvili, just 1 hour driving time from Kutaisi. It's a place with lots of waterfalls and sky blue water! You can lend a boat for maximum of 4 person with a boatman for 15 $ and he will take you to unforgettable journey between high rocks. It is becoming very popular place....

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  • Mon Plaisir

    It was a surprise to see and “Art Nouveau” entrance with a French writing in Kutaisi!I have found that the Georgian Government made a decision in September 2007 to renovate the historical parts of Kutaisi. The project is online and this is where I found the following information. 38 buildings were restored, among which Mon-Plaisir CinemaThe...

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  • Memorial

    On the borders of the Veriko Anjaparidze gardens stand an impressive twenty columns memorial. I have extensively searched but have found no clues about the meaning of this monument. It stands on the right of the Riding statue of King David IV the Builder.

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  • Amazing monument

    This amazing monument is made of five walls, each with a huge round hollow in the middle and a statue standing on top of a staircase. It stands in a small sculpture park, the Tsulukidze garden next to the larger Veriko Anjaparidze gardens. I have no further information about it.Alexander Tsulukidze was the son of the noble Tsulukidze family....

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  • Bagrat cathedral

    Bagrat cathedral stands on top of Ukmerioni Hill and is seen here from the city center. Bagrat cathedral is one of the landmarks of Georgia. It was built in the Xith by King Bagrat III. During the golden age of Georgia, Svetskhoveli in Kartlia, Alaverdi in Kakhetia and Bagrat in Kutaisi were the jewels of Georgia’s cathedrals. This is where King...

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  • King David IV the Builder

    Riding statue of King David IV the Builder. The statue was carved in 1995 by Elgudja Davidovich Amashukeli, the most famous Georgian monumental sculptor. He carved also "Kartlis Deda” (Mother of Georgia) in Tbilisi and many other monumental monuments. Amashukeli, born in 1928 was a USSR official national artist and after the independence of...

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  • Kutaisi state historical museum

    Kutaisi state historical museum stands also on the main square. We have not visited it but following what I have found, it has interesting artifacts but is in poor condition, with almost no captions, and anyway, they are only in Georgian and in Russian.

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  • Meskhishvili Drama Theatre.

    In the central square stands the huge Meskhishvili Drama Theatre. I don’t know what they were playing and who was playing but I have the photo (last photo) ! The building is impressive, as well as most official buildings in Kutaisi.

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  • Opera house

    This official building has a very special and very heavy style. Each roof is topped by a sitting lion that holds its paw on a globe while on top of several columns stand tall warriors holding a spear. I wondered what was this building. I have finally zoomed on one of the photo to read what was written on the front (last photo) It seemed to be the...

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  • Modern mural

    While entering into Kutaisi, I noticed this huge mural on the side of a building. It shows Georgian at work in factories but it does not look like the classical realistic style of the Stalinist era. This one must have been drawn recently.

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  • Sataplia Protected Area

    Unlike some of the best protected areas in Georgia, Sataplia is not big...In Georgia 7 km far from Kutaisi at the bottom of the Caucasian Range, at the height of 500m. from the sea level there is marvelous place -- Sataplia State reserve. There are five caves in the Sataplia Reserve but only one of them is used for the excursion purposes. Sataplia...

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  • GELATI-- UN Heritage Landmark

    First click on this site: http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/bagratigelati.htmlThe church is located eleven kilometres to the east of Kuataisi, and definitely is a must see... Gelati was founded at the beginning of the 12th century, the period with the most significant historical events in Gergia. The monastry was established by David the...

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  • Bagrati Church Remnants -- UN Heritage...

    I think the best way to explore it is to visit first http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/bagratigelati.htmlBagrati is located within Kutaisi....Bagrati Cathedral, with its historical and artistic significance has an important place in the Art of Georgia in the middle-ages. It was the symbol of political power of Georgia, nation unity, and the...

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  • teleferik

    cable cars(teleferik) are above The Rioni River.Kutaisi is on the highway between batumi and tbilisi.Kutaisi is built around the Rioni River.Kutaisi has two train stations.

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  • Riverside walks

    In the rush to see as many things as if you were invoicing your holiday hours, don’t miss a riverside walk in Kutaisi. The area around the Rioni river is a place full of flavours, like a trip back in medieval times, with shady passages, decrepit houses almost falling into the river, a few bridges here and there, and a vivid atmosphere of...

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  • Main square - David the Builder

    The main square is called, of course, David the Builder (or Davit Aghmashenebelis Moedani in Georgian), corresponding to the statue in the middle. While there’s no particular sight of interest around the square, you’ll find yourself crossing it a dozen times while in Kutaisi. Modernist sculptures near the town hall are worth a small detour, and you...

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  • Around Kutaisi - Gelati

    Gelati monastery is 11 km north-east of central Kutaisi. On the way to Gelati, you should not miss Motsameta, a small monastery few km doownhill. Both Gelati & Mostameta can be done in half a day, with the help of a cab (see transportation tip).The monastery complex of Gelati dates back from 1106, when the first church and religious academy was...

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  • Around Kutaisi - Motsameta

    Motsameta monastery is 6 km north-east of central Kutaisi, on a derivation from the road to Gelati. Both Motsameta & Gelati can be done in half a day, with the help of a cab (see transportation tip). There's no village nearby, so you won't find public transport to/from the Motsameta monastery.The monastery itself has nothing special in terms of...

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  • Russian church

    I noticed the Russian church while going up to Ukimerioni hill, on the opposite side of the river. With its baroque appearance, the church did not seem much of a sight. However, I reached it by mistake, thanks to the misleading LP map, while wandering on the streets of the Jewish quarters. The service had just finished, and the young Russians were...

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  • Ukimmerioni Hill - royal ruins

    The ruins of one the ancient citadel and royal residence east of the cathedral are testimony of one of the most important castles in Western Georgia in the 6th century. The castle suffered the same faith as the nearby cathedral, being destroyed in 1769 by the bombardments of the King Solomon I of Imereti and the Russian Army and then was occupied...

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  • Ukimerioni Hill - The Bagrati Cathedral

    The ruins of the Bagrati cathedral are most probably the symbol of Kutaisi.The cathedral was built in the 11th century by King Bagrati III, and its current ruined form dates back from 1692 when an “Ottoman explosion” caused the collapse of the cupola and ceiling. The “work” was completed on the occasion of the bombardments in 1769 by the King...

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