The 12th century Gelati monastery is located in the hills, a few km out of Kutaisi. It was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia. The monastery is in a walled compound, which contains several buildings, most of them in a good preservation status. The interior of the main church is richly decorated and contains countless murals and frescos on the walls. King David IV is buried in the Gelati monastery. The monastery has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994.
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