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  • 6.

    Regrets that the restoration of Charles Bridge was carried out without adequate conservation advice on materials and techniques and also requests the State Party to ensure that any future works are based on detailed assessment and documentation using skilled craftspeople and conservators;

  • 7.

    Further requests the State Party to ensure that Pruhonice Park is protected and managed as an integral part of the World Heritage property;

  • 8.

    Reminds the State Party of the buffer zone adopted at the time of the inscription and that any changes to this buffer zone have to be submitted to the World Heritage Centre in conformity with the Operational Guidelines;

  • 9.

    Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the requests above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.


Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) (C 710)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1994

Criteria (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee Decisions 29 COM 7B.75; 31 COM 7B.96; 32 COM 7B.91; 33 COM 7B.103

International Assistance N/A

UNESCO extra-budgetary funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions November 2003 and June 2008: Joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring missions

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    General need for interior and exterior conservation work on the monuments;

  • b)

    Insufficient coordination between the Georgian Church and the national authorities;

  • c)

    Lack of co-ordinated management system;

  • d)

    Major reconstruction of the structure of Bagrati Cathedral.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/710

Current conservation issues

The Committee during its 33rd session reiterated its request to the State Party to urgently prepare, approve and submit to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies a management plan for the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, including a boundaries clarification document clearly indicating its buffer zones. The World Heritage Committee

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 149

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