"A short glimpse to Kutaisi under the rain" K'alak'i K'ut'aisi by JLBG

K'alak'i K'ut'aisi Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 108 photos

Kutaisi is a 200,000 inhabitants city and is the second largest city of Georgia after Tbilisi. It is the capital of the Imereti region, in western Georgia.
The Imereti region corresponds to the legendary kingdom of Colchis. There are actually a whole series of legends but the general idea is that the Argonaut, led by Jason, sailed from Iolchos (now Volos in Greece) seeking the Golden Fleece. They found it in Colchis and stole it to take it back to Greece.
In the Xith, king David IV the builder had its palace in Kutaisi. He was the first to unify the whole Georgia around him.
In modern times, Kutaisi has been considered as home of the Russo-Georgian mafia.
During the 2008 war with Russia, Kutaisi received numerous refugees from Abkazia.

On our way back from Batumi to Tbilisi, we stopped in Kutaisi for one hour. That was not enough for a good visit and therefore, this page will only give a glimpse on the city center. We have not visited the old city but only the modern part. I have found little document on what I have photographed. However, as Vt has few pages on Kutaisi, I felt that I should nevertheless build a page.

VT does not have Kutaisi (the city) as a location but only K'alak'i K'ut'aisi (the district).

  • Last visit to K'alak'i K'ut'aisi: Apr 2011
  • Intro Written Oct 31, 2011
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    There is a lot of history for the country and the restoration of all those buildings commends them to maintain a proud heritage. Nice job of tips and pictures

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Oh, it certainly was a grey and rainy day when you were in K'alak'i K'ut'aisi, but it’s good that you stopped and had a look around. Thanks for including that unusual opera house.

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