Tuesday, 23 October 2012

710 GE - Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (1994)

Brief Description

"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."

"巴格拉特大教堂是因袭了格鲁吉亚统一后第一代君主巴格拉特三世(Bagrat III)的英名,于10世纪末动工修建,并于11世纪初完工。部分建筑在1691年遭到土耳其人摧毁,但遗迹仍保存在库塔伊西市中心。格拉特修道院的主建 筑物于12世纪至17世纪期间兴建。这是一处保存良好的建筑群,镶嵌工艺精湛,壁画十分精美。大教堂和修道院代表了中世纪格鲁吉亚建筑的繁盛。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/710

710-001     Bagrati Cathedral
710-002     Gelati Monastery

Courtesy of Lidia from Portugal
710-001 Bagrati Cathedral
 Courtesy of Sini from Finland
710-002 Gelati Monastery

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