Since the days of the Golden Fleece, Kutaisi has been considered the capital of Western Georgia (then Ancient Colchis), today it is a capital of Imereti region and legislative capital of Georgia. It is Georgia’s second largest city after Tbilisi. Elegant, tree lined streets with 19th century houses stretching down to the banks of the Rioni River, along with several attractive parks, make Kutaisi a very beautiful place to stroll around and take in the many sights.
In the Jewish Quarter a number of synagogues demonstrate the long history of the Georgian Jewish community. The town’s largest synagogue, built in 1866, can seat 500 worshipers. The magnificent churches of Bagrati and Gelati (UNESCO world heritages site) testify to the importance of the region.
The construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III - the first king of a united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century. The Cathedral holds special importance in the history of Georgia as an architectural and cultural monument.
The Gelati Monastery, with its main buildings erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, was an important religious, cultural and educational center of Georgia. The monastery complex is included in UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list and its architecture is well known for wonderful mosaics and frescos. King David the Builder, the most celebrated King of Georgia, is buried in the yard of the monastery.
Prometheus Cave is located 40 kilometers from Kutaisi near Tskaltubo. The cave is one of the most popular destinations in the region, and includes various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers, and lakes. Each cave in the cluster of six differs significantly from each other in scale and the unique shapes of petrified flowstones found within. Here you will also have a chance take a boat tour though an underground lake.

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KETY  MELADZE

President of Georgian Guides Association

Dear World Ambassadors – you are more than welcome in Georgia!
It is a great honor for us to host WFTGA 2019 Convention, and I look forward to seeing you in Georgia soon, hoping that reunion of our big family on the world’s historical crossroad will be unforgettable and interesting for you

 

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