Darejan Palace in Tbilisi palace undergoing restoration

Darejan Palace in Tbilisi palace undergoing restoration

A historic Sachino palace, a summer residence of Queen Darejan, is undergoing major renovation, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said.

About 2 million GEL ($710,480 will be spent on the renovation of the palace and the work is due to be completed in 16 months.

"We will do our best to make this area one of the best [in Tbilisi]. It is a very attractive place for tourists, many people visit the palace... This project is of utmost significance as the palace is a cultural monument," Kaladze said when visiting the renovation site.

In 16 months the palace complex, which includes the King Erekle’s bath, a church and a fence of the palace, will be completely restored.

"Besides, conservation work of the wall painting of the Peristsvaleba [Transfiguration of Jesus] Church will be carried out which will cost 52,000 GEL," Agenda.ge cited the Tbilisi mayor as saying.