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Why locals love it
Gelati is one of the oldest and the most beautiful monasteries in Georgia. There is the grave of David IV The Builder, an academy of 12th century and frescoes of 16th century in monastery. The environment in there is so charming and peaceful. It near Kutaisi so very easy to access.
Why you should visit it
Gelati monastery was built in 12th century by the king of united Gerogia – David IV The Builder. It was a religious and educational center of Georgia. Church of The Virgin is fully painted and covered with frescoes of 16th century. There are graves of the kings of Georgia and Imereti in Gelati. Also here is a grave of David IV The builder.
In churches women should wear long dresses and headdress, man should wear long trousers.
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