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Bagrat Temple


Bagrat Temple, located in the city of Kutaisi on the top of of a hill Ukimerioni. It belongs to the best examples of medieval architecture of the Caucasian. Its main features - a refinement, harmonious proportions, elegant décor as well as its scope and the fact that it was built on the mountain. This place offers picturesque views of Kutaisi, the river of Rioni and ridge of Racha, where you can even see the glaciers ... The temple was built in X-XI centuries, during the reign of the first king of united Georgia Bagrat III, in whose honor is named. Bagrat Temple until XVII centuries. remained in its entirety. It was decorated rich carvings and mosaics. In the XVII century. was severely damaged the roof of the cathedral - it is almost completely demolished. The last 300 years the temple was in a dilapidated state, but in 2012 was restored and was reconstructed. Orthodox church Bagrat is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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