Khertvisi Fortress, Aspindza

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region
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  • Beautiful picturesque photogenic at the junction located to the Vardsia. Necessarily make photo stop from the main street. Beautiful also the view from the bridge approximately 200 after it is bent towards Vardsia.
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  • On the road to vardzia and back by this castle on a rock above the River does not pass. Located in a strategic location and monitoring all surroundings, the castle is well preserved. A very picturesque place: beautiful appearance, and at the bottom of the road and the River, and top-off the track on a neighbouring mountain. Obligatory to visit the historic site, which allows you to compile a complete picture of medieval architecture and defensive fortification.
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  • Stop for a moment and walk through the views around cool I hope the renovation will improve tourist products of the place
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  • Very nice historical place with beautiful views
  • Khertvisi fortress (Georgian: ხერთვისის ციხე) is situated in the Meskheti region of southern Georgia. Its strategic location guards the road connecting the towns of Akhalkalaki and Akhaltsikhe. A fortification was first built on the site in the 2nd century BC but was reputedly destroyed by Alexander the Great. The present fortress dates from the fourteenth century. Situated on a high rocky outcrop the fortress overlooks the village of Khertvisi at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Paravani Rivers. At more than 150 meters along and more than 30 meters wide Khertvisi is one of the biggest fortresses in Georgia. Its 1.5 meter thick walls stretch up to 20 meters high. According to legend, a master stonemason and an apprentice entered a competition held by Queen Tamar to see who could build the best tower. The apprentice won and the dejected master stonemason jumped from one of the towers and died impaled on the knife in his belt.
  • Very interesting place worth seeing!!!
  • Fascinating place you can enter without any fee. Little renivation done and that makes it in my opinion better!
  • Abandoned empty fortress, with high walls, towers, gates and dark rooms. I love this place as it is untouched and unspoiled by the tourists!
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