Kutaisi attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Kutaisi

Bagrati Cathedral

From the Jachvis Khidi (Chain Bridge), you can walk up cobbled streets to the stately Bagrati Cathedral on Ukimerioni Hill. The cathedral was built in 1003 by Bagrat III, with a tall drum and pointed dome resting on…
Top Choice Market in Kutaisi


Kutaisi's indoor produce market is one of the largest, liveliest and most colourful in Georgia, full of cheese, walnuts, spices, herbs, fruit, vegetables, meat, churchkhela (strings of walnuts coated in grape-juice …
Architecture in Kutaisi

Parliament Building

The six-storey-tall glass bubble of Georgia's parliament building, opened in 2012, rises 4km west of the city centre, reachable by bus 4, 38 or 100 from the city centre (west end of Paliashvili). Controversial from …
Fortress in Kutaisi


The ruined palace-citadel immediately east of the Bagrati Cathedral dates back to the 6th century. It was ruined in 1769 by bombardment from the forces of Solomon I of Imereti and the Russian General Todtleben as th…
Museum in Kutaisi

Kutaisi Historical Museum

The history museum has superb collections from all around western Georgia, but a guided tour is a good idea as labelling is poor. The highlight is the Golden Fund section, with a marvellous exhibition of icons and c…
Fountain in Kutaisi

Colchis Fountain

The central square, Tsentraluri moedani, focuses on the large ornamental Colchis Fountain, adorned with large-scale copies of the famous gold jewellery from Vani.
Theatre in Kutaisi

Opera House

Kutaisi's opera house has recently been renovated with lines of classical statues, inspired by its famous Vienna counterpart, adorning its skyline.
Theatre in Kutaisi

Drama Theatre

Kutaisi's drama theatre overlooks the picturesque central square, Tsentraluri moedani.