Photo: Neeta Lal
The Unesco describes Tbilisi, the fifth-century capital city, standing between Asia and Europe, as a grand sample of Georgian urban heritage, where foreign influences have seeped into the course of the centuries and tradition.
Source: Love of heritage: Traipsing through tantalising Tbilisi, the Georgian capital
Today Georgia is marking the day of its ancient capital Mtskheta and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage monument in the city.
Source: Georgia marks day of ancient capital Mtskheta, Svetitskhoveli UNESCO monument
Georgia’s Colchic rainforests and wetlands have just been recognised by UNESCO and added to its World Heritage List. The country is now looking to further protect the unique biodiversity of this area whilst boosting the economy with eco-tourism.
Read more from source
Photo: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Plans are in motion to ensure initial preventive work on Gelati complex, a UNESCO World Heritage monument in Georgia’s west, before the onset of precipitation during fall season, Georgia’s culture minister Thea Tsulukiani said on Friday. Tsulukiani announced the intention while speaking in the wake of the most recent developments around the monastery complex – the publication of a UNESCO World Heritage Committee document and reports by working groups studying the site and involving experts from the international body.
Source: Culture minister: plans for preventive work on Gelati monument before fall weather
Photo: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has lamented the “fragile state of conservation” of the Gelati monument in Georgia’s west, calling on the Georgian government to implement a solution for safeguarding the monastery from precipitation via a “workable solution” and requesting international assistance for implementing measures for improving its conservation state.
Source: UNESCO World Heritage Committee laments “fragile state of conservation” of Gelati monument
UNESCO added Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands to its list of world heritage sites on July 26. This is the first Georgian site added to the list for its natural attributes. It includes 1,100 species of vascular and non-vascular plants, including 44 threatened species, some 500 varieties of vertebrates and harbors 19 threatened animal species, including the Colchich Sturgeon, said UNESCO.
Source: Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests, Wetlands Granted World Heritage Status
Four protected areas preserving wetlands and rainforests in Georgia’s west will join the likes of Yellowstone National Park and Swiss Alps on the UNESCO World Heritage List, after the 2021 World Heritage Committee of the body selected them for inclusion on the coveted roster on Monday.
Source: Western Georgian rainforests, wetlands join UNESCO World Heritage List
Photo credit: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
Thea Tsulukiani, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia, has called the 2008-2020 rehabilitation work on the roofing of the Gelati Monastery Complex in the country’s west a “big mistake” and an “experiment” that has proved “damaging” to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Culture minister: 2008-2020 rehabilitation “experiment” on Gelati UNESCO World Heritage Site “big mistake”
A guide to the best things to do in Kutaisi, Georgia. What to do in Kutaisi with a self-guided walking tour map for independent travellers.
Source: Reasons to visit Kutaisi in Georgia – What to see in Georgia’s second city
Professionals from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will visit Georgia to issue recommendations on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, following a fraught work on the site that resulted in damage to its newly installed roof and rainwater leaks last year.
Source: UNESCO experts to issue recommendations for Gelati monument rehabilitation
The deteriorating facade of the iconic 6th century Jvari Monastery, which stands perched atop a hill outside the ancient Georgian capital of Mtskheta, will undergo conservation and reinforcement work supported by the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation at the United States Embassy in Tbilisi.
Source: Jvari Monastery UNESCO site set for conservation work with US ambassador fund support
Georgia’s Catch-22: UNESCO status draws tourists, and yet tourists make it harder to maintain UNESCO status…
Source: Perspectives | The threats to Georgia’s world heritage sites
Deep in the Caucasus, a fantasy world of sprawling cave cities, whisper-quiet monasteries, and secret mountain villages will have you pinching yourself at every turn.
Source: 10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia
Georgia is an up-and-coming destination for budget travelers. To help you plan an amazing trip, here are the best things to see and do in Georgia!
Source: 15 Best Things to Do and See in Georgia (Updated 2020)