Vardzia, Aspindza

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On a rocky mountain slope above the Mtkvari River lies Vardzia, a World Heritage Site featuring 13 rows of caves containing churches, wine cellars, and monks' quarters. Initially a small 12th-century fortification, within decades the site developed to include decorated churches, water supplies, and irrigation. Visit this holy city to see its remains after earthquakes, lootings, and wars. Look for a church that features religious paintings and a 150 m (490 ft) tunnel through the mountains that leads to the surface. Some monks still live here and, if you ask, they may take you to places otherwise inaccessible to the public. Our Aspindza road trip planning site makes visiting Vardzia and other Aspindza attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Do take a guide as its totally worth it, else you may be roaming around the site without much understanding. its a very small fee for taking the bus from the ticketing counter up to the main site, abo...  more »
  • After a two hour drive from Borjomi we reached this amazing place. This cave city was constructed around the 12th century and it really amazed me on how it’s built . The city is huge and built on diff...  more »
  • Amazing place! In reality much broader than in the photo. Definitely recommend! In November there were going to strengthen us, foreman a whole tour arranged)))
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  • Beautiful city in the rocks. A little bit hard to walk (big a strange stairs and low roof in tunnels). It also have a shuttle from below to the rock (2 lari). A far from cities and hard to get there but it's worth it.
  • ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND BREATHTAKING PLACES ON THE EARTH!!! WORTH SEEING FOR SURE!!!
  • magnificent historical place, its a mounain with lots of in mountain rooms and a church.
  • Astonishing place, scenic route to get there
  • The great place to see the medieval city in rock, the rock tipy is a sandstone. There are the local guides and also it is possible to rent a audio guide for 15 GEL, so this price was 5 month ago 😉
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