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Kutaisi

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About Kutaisi


Best time to visit: All Season

Kutaisi is one of the oldest cities in the world, rich with history, architecture, historical and natural monuments. For this reason, it is visited by many foreign and local visitors.

Location

Kutaisi is in Imereti region located on the bank of Rioni River. The city lies at an elevation of 125–300 meters above sea level and is considered as the center of Imereti. Imereti Region Geographically is located at the center of Georgia and has a good natural boundaries.

How to get to Kutaisi?

You can easily get to Kutaisi because of its location it can be reached in various ways.

Main transports are a bus, microbus, train, there is also a flight to Kutaisi from Tbilisi, Mestia and Ambrolauri. It takes approximately 3, 5 o’clock to get to Kutaisi.

The capital of Imereti welcomes visitors in all seasons. The city is distinguished by its diverse history and nature, architecture, historical monuments, caves, canyons, and culture.

Interesting places in Kutaisi

Places that are main sights in Kutaisi and its surroundings:

Church, monasteries:

Caves and canyons

Museums

Natural monuments

History

Kutaisi is one of the oldest cities in Georgia. Archaeological sites discovered in the territory of Imereti proves that in this part of the world, people started living in the lower Paleolithic period.

Here is confirmed the existence of Colchic culture from XV-XIII centuries BC. On the hills on the right bank of the river Rioni is preserved the trace of the settlement of the VIII-VII century BC.

In the 6th century, Kutaisi was the capital city of Egrisi. By the end of the VIII century, it was already the capital of the United Kingdom of Egrisi and Abkhazia. The importance of the city in the X century is increasing. Here in 978 was the throne of the United Kingdom of Georgia. King was the Bagrat III. He set up the beautiful Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi as a symbol of the unity of the country. Kutaisi remained the capital of United Georgia for 124 years.

In 1089 begins the reign of King David the Builder. In 1122, he liberated Tbilisi from foreign invaders, and the royal throne was moved there.

From this time Kutaisi is no longer a capital of Georgia. During the time of David the builder a unique architectural monument Gelati Cathedral was founded near the city and was established a high school academy. Despite the fact of the concession to the country's capital city, Kutaisi has never lost its place in the history of Georgia. Kutaisi is the 5th oldest city in the world.

Infrastructure

Kutaisi is a well-developed city in Georgia and is ranked as the second city after Tbilisi.

Here are a lot of restaurants, cafes, hotels. Here you can also find museums, a Cinema, theater and different things that have other developed cities too.

Kutaisi occupies an important place in Georgia, with its past, present and future. This is the city you need to know.

Location
42.27141, 42.702184
Distance from the Capital
230 km (142.92 mi)
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Kutaisi Botanical Garden

Kutaisi Botanical Garden is located in the city of Kutaisi, on the right bank of River Rioni and bec...

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Bagrati cathedral

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