welcome to KUTAISI
For one of the oldest cities in Europe, Kutaisi has more than enough going to keep modern day visitors entranced.
The Kutaisi Royal District is a historic part of the city that includes the area around the White Bridge and several small streets. Here you can get acquainted with the city’s 18th and 19th centuries architecture, as well as visit the Opera House, the Sports Museum, the Colchian Fountain and small cute and cozy cafes.
While in the Royal District, be sure to visit the Kutaisi Historical and Ethnographic Museum. Especially interesting is the Archaeological Department.
Nowadays more than 150,000 exhibits are kept in the Kutaisi museum. The Archaeological Department which boasts an extensive collection of Bronze Age discoveries, including Colchian axes, and bronze statues.
Kutaisi’s Jewish District was first documented in 1644, and continues to thrive today. There are three synagogues to visit, the oldest having been built in 1853.
Pay a visit to Marionette Theater, founded by native son Rezo Gabriadze, and catch a puppet performance designed for audiences of all ages.
Should you feel you need a respite from the vibrancy of urban life, you can find peace in the Kutaisi Botanical Garden. The flora here represents about 700 species of plants, trees and shrubs from around the world.
But if you really want to rise above it all, take a ride on the Kutaisi Ropeway, a cable car that traverses the Rioni River, offering spectacular views of the city.
The city of Kutaisi is home of ancient kings, poetry, mythology, literature, music, and is ready to make sure you feel welcome.
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The cathedral of the Dormition, which we name Bagrati Cathedral was built in the 11th century, by king Bagrati the third as a symbol of the unification of Georgia. The cathedral looks over the city. From the mountain Ukimerioni, where it stands, one can observe almost the whole Kutaisi. According to narration, King David the Builder, the mightiest king of Georgia, was crowned exactly under its dome.
In the middle of the city, on its main square stands an interesting fountain. It is decorated with enlarged models of archaeological artifacts found on the whole territory of Georgia. For example, the famous bronze sculpture “Tamada”, which dates back to the 7th century BC. In the Georgian language, “Tamada” means a leader of the “supra” feast table who proposes toasts. The main figure of the fountain represents a woman’s temple jewelry a magnificent model of antic time goldsmithery.
Kutaisi is a city of bridges and almost all of them are of historical significance. White Bridge is one of the main attractions of the city. It was built in 1850 by military engineer Vite. In 1860 the railings of the bridge were painted in white colour, which has determined its name White Bridge. White stones under the bridge, traceried, transparent railings, nice view of an old town the harmony of this composition creates a sense of airiness which is so attractive for locals as well as for tourists. A photo which is taken on the White Bridge, with “Picasso Boy” is a must have souvenir in memory of the city – Kutaisi.
KUTAISI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
David The Builder Kutaisi International Airport puts you right in the heart of Imereti. From there, you can venture in any direction, and discover the many wonders of the Imereti region.
The airport has recently been renovated and expanded to cover an area of almost 30,000 square meters. The airport’s capacity has been quadrupled to accommodate 2.5 million passengers annually, and 1,200 during peak periods. The terminal’s interior design is entirely focused on delivering comfort for passengers, and provides experience-driven smart solutions. Its lighting structure, for example, is designed to soothe passengers, and help provide them with a stress-free journey.
Airports Council International has consistently ranked Kutaisi international Airport among the top five fastest growing airports serving up to 5 million passengers in Europe.