Capital of several historical kingdoms within Georgia, Kutaisi is today being revitalised after years of post-Soviet decline. Georgia’s parliament was transferred from Tbilisi to brand-new quarters here in 2012.
Kutaisi is built around the Rioni River, with the city centre, first developed in the 17th century, on its left bank. To its north, the right bank rises up to an older area where the landmark Bagrati Cathedral overlooks the city.

Kutaisi has a great market for vegetables, nuts and spices. Cheap! Found a tea/ coffee (the real stuff), cake cafe. Three cakes, two coffees and a tea 11 Lari, NOK 39,- ($6,24) excellent quality 🙂 This might be to expensive for the average Gerorgian.