The Gelati Monastery, one of Georgia’s major cultural heritage sites, is undergoing efforts to place it among monuments enjoying tourist infrastructure and support of highest quality.
Major restoration and conservation works, ongoing for years at the UNESCO World Heritage List monument, are ensuring preservation of the building’s construction, while its surrounding area is being renovated.
The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia today released a short video featuring the 12th century monastery under specialist work.
The state agency said groups of architects and restoration experts were involved in the years-long process supported by World Bank, the Embassy of the United States in Georgia and the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia.
Particular aspects of the work include conservation of the stone material of the main monastery, while its roof structure is also under expert attention.
The overall project for the site also includes construction of a visitor centre in the area, to be placed within the encompassing Kutaisi Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.
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