Category: Georgia

Culture minister: 2008-2020 rehabilitation “experiment” on Gelati UNESCO World Heritage Site “big mistake”; Agenda.ge

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”

Culture ministry to create registry of professionals to “revive” monument preservation tradition; Agenda Georgia

Photo credit: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia.

The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia has launched an initiative to collect information on professionals of restoration and conservation of cultural heritage monuments, hoping to “revive” the tradition by creating a registry of certified craftspeople.

Source: Culture ministry to create registry of professionals to “revive” monument preservation tradition

The four most remarkable places to visit in the Caucasus; Christian Mamo; Emerging Europe

Photo source: Emerging Europe

The Caucasus Mountains are widely considered to be one of the frontiers between Europe and Asia, a place were dozens of civilisations, both big and small, interacted. Consequently, it is a region with an incredibly rich array of historical sites and natural wonders spread across the four countries it encompasses.

Source: The four most remarkable places to visit in the Caucasus

Reasons to visit Kutaisi in Georgia – What to see in Georgia’s second city; Mark; Kathmandu And Beyond

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

UNESCO experts to issue recommendations for Gelati monument rehabilitation; Agenda.ge

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

Cultural heritage body fines, replaces contractors working on Gelati UNESCO monument rehabilitation; Agenda

The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation has fined and replaced the company working on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country’s west, for failing to fix deficiencies in the work.

Source: Cultural heritage body fines, replaces contractors working on Gelati UNESCO monument rehabilitation

Watchdog Requests Probe into Damages to Gelati World Heritage Site; civil.ge

Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), a local watchdog, announced on October 20 that it requested the Prosecutor’s Office to initiate probe into the damages to the Gelati Monastery complex – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, based on Articles 259 and 342 of the Criminal Code, involving damage or destruction of cultural heritage, and neglect of official duty, respectively.

Source: Watchdog Requests Probe into Damages to Gelati World Heritage Site

Temporary roofing for Gelati UNESCO site to be completed by December; Agenda.ge

Temporary roof structure over the Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Georgia’s west, will be completed before December and allow replacement of the roof structure of the monument below it, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation said on Monday.

Source: Temporary roofing for Gelati UNESCO site to be completed by December

Jvari Monastery UNESCO site set for conservation work with US ambassador fund support; Agenda.ge

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

Losing Svaneti – the Architectural Heritage of the Region; Stefan Applis; Georgia Today

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Photo: Georgia Today

Source: Losing Svaneti – the Architectural Heritage of the Region

The threats to Georgia’s world heritage sites; Stefan Applis; Eurasia Net

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

10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia; Benjamin Kemper; CNN


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

15 Best Things to Do and See in Georgia; Matt; Nomadic Matt

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)

10 Amazing Places You Can Visit As Day Trips From Kutaisi, Georgia; Kami; My Wanderlust

Kutaisi, Georgia can be a great base to explore the area around. Canyons, caves, monasteries and more – you can see it all as day trips from Kutaisi!

Source: 10 Amazing Places You Can Visit As Day Trips From Kutaisi, Georgia

US embassy to fund conservation work at Georgian 6th century Jvari Monastery; Agenda.ge

The US Embassy will allocate $100,000 for the first stage of conservation work at Georgian 6th century Jvari monastery in Mtskheta. The project is intended to cover the first phase of the conservation cycle by carrying out a comprehensive study, to identify, classify, and map the extent of damage and deterioration of the facade.

Source: US embassy to fund conservation work at Georgian 6th century Jvari Monastery

Inside Ushguli, Europe’s highest inhabited village; Anadolu

Source: Inside Ushguli, Europe’s highest inhabited village

The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia; Xiang; Georgian Journal

The national British daily broadsheet newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” has recently published an article about Georgia entitled “Is Georgia the new Puglia? With new direct flights, get there before the masses do.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia

Jvari Monastery: a special monument in Georgian history; Claudio Rosmino; Euro News

Jvari Monastery is treasured particularly as it was related to the declaration of Christianity as a state religion in Georgia

Source: Jvari Monastery: a special monument in Georgian history

UNESCO World Heritage village of Chazhashi under restoration; Agenda.ge

Georgia – Upper Svaneti

Dozens of unique medieval buildings in Georgia’s UNESCO-recognised Chazhashi village have been restored by professionals in an ongoing project set to be completed in two years’ time.

Read more from source: UNESCO World Heritage village of Chazhashi under restoration (VIDEO)

State of conservation of Historical Monuments of Mtskheta; Unesco

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Georgia – Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

Source: State of conservation of Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

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