MONASTERIES AROUND KUTAISI | MOTSAMETA, BAGRATI AND GELLATI

22.11.16

After being around in Georgia and then Azores, now is time to be back to my hometown in Portugal, and start to make all the blog post and videos to show you how amazing were my trips :)


Motsameta Monastery

Is located 6 km away from Kutaisi, and situated in the top of the mountain above the Tskaltsitela River
For me, this monastery was the most beautiful that we visit around Kutaisi, the tress with autumn colours, the river down the hill, all the landscape and view were breathtaking, the monastery is very small but so beautiful.
Curiosity: we found in every monastery that we visit, that as soon as a wedding was leaving the church, another one was coming inside, on this monastery was even 3 celebrations at the same time, our tourist guide said that was very common there, because everybody want to marry on the same places (for me was a bit strange, that's why I'm sharing with you).



 Bagrati Cathedral

Is the main cathedral from Kutaisi, and a medieval Georgian architecture, it was built around 11th century by the King Bagratt III, that's why the name.
From this point you have the view above Kutaisi city center, at night when you are on the center we can see this cathedral on the hill with the lights and looks so pretty.


 Gellati Monastery

Is a orthodox church near to Kutaisi city, founded in 1106 by the King David IV of Georgia, part of the monastery was in reconstruction.
Curiosity: when you go inside this churches you need to put a scarf around the head.
The green ceilings gives a different touch to this architectures, like in Bagrati Cathedral.

All of this monastery were visited by car, with a private tourist guide, as I said on the previous post "First day trip", otherwise we wouldn't manage to see so much in so little time.

The next post is gonna be about the Kutaisi city center...

beijinhos
xxx
Elisabete

6 comments

  1. Olá Elisabete,

    Adorei este post (e os outros)! As fotos estão fantásticas! Eu adoro viajar, claro ;)

    Fico a seguir o blog :)

    Beijinhos,
    Carla
    https://demantanosofa.blogspot.pt

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  2. Olá :) Enviamos um convite para o teu email.
    Contamos contigo? :)

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