List of World Heritage Sites in Georgia (country)

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Location of World Heritage Sites in Georgia.

This is a list of World Heritage Sites in Georgia with properties of cultural and natural heritage in Georgia as inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List or as on the country's tentative list.

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Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Gelati Monastery Gelati 1661.jpg Imereti
42°15′44″N 42°42′59″E / 42.26222°N 42.71639°E / 42.26222; 42.71639 (Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery)
Cultural:
(iv)
7.87 (19.4) 1994 Gelati Monastery, a masterpiece of the Georgian Golden Age, was built in 1106 by King David IV and was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia throughout the Middle Ages. It had an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers, many of whom had previously been active at various orthodox monasteries abroad, one of which was the Mangan Academy in Constantinople; in 2010-2017, the site, also including the Bagrati Cathedral, was listed as endangered due to the cathedral undergoing major reconstruction detrimental to its integrity and authenticity. In 2017, Bagrati Cathedral was removed from the World Heritage list and Gelati Monastery delisted from the endangered list.[1] [2]
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Gamsakhurdia street, Mtskheta. (Photo A. Muhranoff, 2011).jpg Mtskheta-Mtianeti
41°51′N 44°43′E / 41.850°N 44.717°E / 41.850; 44.717 (Historical Monuments of Mtskheta)
Cultural:
(iii)(iv)
1994 The classification includes two of Georgia's most ancient religious structures: the Svetitskhoveli (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) and the Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross), as well as the historical area of Mtskheta in which the two are situation. The monuments trace their origin to the dawn of Christianity in Georgia in the first half of the first millennium A.D. and were judged by UNESCO to be a testament of "the high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom."
Upper Svaneti Stone towers in a mountain landscape Mestia District, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
42°54′59″N 43°0′41″E / 42.91639°N 43.01139°E / 42.91639; 43.01139 (Upper Svaneti)
Cultural:
(iv)(v)
1.06 (2.6); buffer zone 19 (47) 1996 These upper lands of Georgia's alpine region of Svaneti were recognized by UNESCO as an "exceptional example of mountain scenery with medieval-type villages and tower-houses", which were often family-built and served to protect against invaders for centuries. [3]

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