Bagrati Cathedral

The temple built in the X-XI centuries, during the reign of King Bagrat III, is a magnificent example of ancient Georgian architecture. The inscription on the completion of construction placed on the northern wall of the Temple of the Assumption states that the floor covering was made in 1003.

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Bagrati Cathedral

The temple built in the X-XI centuries, during the reign of King Bagrat III, is a magnificent example of ancient Georgian architecture.
The inscription on the completion of construction placed on the northern wall of the Temple of the Assumption states that the floor covering was made in 1003.
In the temple, Bagrat III (975-1014) is buried, on whose initiative it was built. Historically this temple is a symbol of the united Georgia.
In 1692 the Ottoman Turks invaded from Akhaltsikhe, blasted temple, plundered the church treasures and took away the marble columns of the temple. In 1770, King Solomon I returned it to Georgia.
Bagrat Temple is a cross-domed building; the dome was located on four powerful pillars. During construction, the architect used a single reinforcement system, which took place on the facade, and in those days was a technological innovation in the construction and shows great talent and experience of the architect. Three-story residential tower was added to the temple for Kutaisi bishops and also ornate, carved gates were constructed there. At the south gate kept tracks of frescoes of the Virgin. The floor was strewn with colorful tiled stove.
Since 1994, Bagrat Temple has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Since 2009, the National Agency for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Georgia began the complete renovation of the temple, which was finished in 2012.


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