Georgia - Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery

"The 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." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Gelati Monastery




Postcard 2 - Bagrati Cathedral
Bagrati Cathedral mailed from Georgia. Thanks to Sini of Finland who visited Georgia.




Postcard 3 - Bagrati Cathedral
Nice view of 11th century Bagrati Cathedral. Cool Georgia map stamp. Thanks to Khatumy of Georgia.





Postcard 4 - Bagrati Cathedral
Bagrati Cathedral, Kutasi, Georgia. Thanks to Maria of Poland.


1 comment:

  1. Georgia is the great place to visit. Luckyly I have been to Tbilisi and Mtskheta in .... the last century, in 1987 i guess. Sadly the life is not easy there now.
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