Mtskheta among the 20 most beautiful heritage sites of UNESCO

According to the online website Condé Nast Traveler the historical monuments of Mtskheta are among the 20 most beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites.“

The former capital of Georgia referred to as the spiritual heart of the country, has three picturesque, cliff top medieval churches. Sadly, lack of preservation and unaddressed deterioration of the architecture and artwork have landed this site on UNESCO’s “at-risk” list.” said Lianna Trubowitz the contributor to Conde Nast Traveler.

According to UNESCO, Georgia has received instructions on what it couldn’t do in specific areas of Mtskheta and if the country does everything as planned, the ancient city will regain its status of World Heritage Site.

The historical monuments of the ancient city were listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites until 2009.Mtskheta is one of the world’s oldest cities located in the cultural landscape at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers in Central-Eastern Georgia.

The site consists of the Jvari Monastery, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the Samtavro Monastery. Mtskhetastill remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic churches as well.

Nina Ioseliani

19 August 2015 17:56