Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationCity of Kutaisi, Region of Imereti
CoordinatesN42 15 43.992 E42 42 59.004
Inscription Date1994
In Danger From2010
Property (ha)7.87
Buffer Zone (ha)11
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsWind
All ThreatsHigh impact research / monitoring activities
Unesco Reference Number710
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III, the first king of united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century. Although partly destroyed by the Turks in 1691, its ruins still lie in the centre of Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery, whose main buildings were erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, is a well-preserved complex, with wonderful mosaics and wall paintings. The cathedral and monastery represent the flowering of medieval architecture in Georgia.
StatusWorld Heritage Site