Gori Castle, Gori

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Gori Castle once served as a strategic fortification overlooking the eponymous city. Perched on a rocky hill, the fortress probably dates to the 13th century. The present-day structure was built between 1630 and 1774, featuring rounded bastions made of baked bricks and herringbone patterns in the stonework of the walls. Enjoy a view of the city through pointed stone arches, and see snowcapped Caucasus in the distance. To visit Gori Castle on your holiday in Gori, and find out what else Gori has to offer, use our Gori vacation website .
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  • The view is really great and Gori Fortress should be one of the few main sights on your schedule while visiting the city.  more »
  • Climb this Hill is located 5 minutes ' walk from the city of Gori's Stalin Museum. Climb to the Summit of the 10-15 minutes. From ancient times middle ages I felt was quite prosperous and had fortified, stone walls and gates. Panoramic views of the city of Gori and the surrounding mountains and almost completely destroyed the Summit and stark, is almost nothing, but. Pretty physical strength is necessary to climb to the top of the climbing there is time to physical fitness.
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  • The Gori fortress looks more beautiful from the town and when approaching it, than when you're in. You cannot access it by car directly, but need some 10 min climb. Best thing about the fortress (free...  more »
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  • Old brick castle in Gori. Really need a day to discover all parts. A big castle and possible to see the whole city. The river and location
  • Very few people here. There are not that many spots in Gori so if you come here. Just come to see it.
  • Gori Fortress (Georgian: გორის ციხე, "Goris Tsikhe") is a medieval citadel in Georgia, standing above the city of Gori on a rocky hill. The fortress first appears in the 13th century records but archaeological evidence shows that the area had already been fortified in the last centuries BC. The fortress controlled major strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison. In the 16th century the Ottomans captured it to overawe Tbilisi. In 1598 the Georgians besieged it to no avail; in 1599 they feigned a relaxation of the siege for Lent before launching a surprise attack at night to regain the citadel. The fortress continued to change hands between the Georgians and the Persians in the 17th century. The citadel acquired the present-day form under the Georgian kings Rostom of Kartli in the 1630s and Erekle II in 1774. After the Russian annexation of Georgia in 1801, the fortress was garrisoned by a Russian grenadier battalion, but its importance gradually declined and the fortifications went defunct. The British Encyclopædia Metropolitana reported in 1845: At the foot of a chain of low sand-stone hills stands the Town and Fortress of Gori, (perhaps the Gursenna of Strabo,) the next place in magnitude and importance to Tiflis. The Castle, an oblong, 200 paces in length, placed sixteen fathoms above the level of the Liakhvi, running at the foot of the hill on which it stands, is now abandoned, a Chapel in its South-Eastern angle being the only part in use. Gori Fortress was significantly damaged by the earthquake in 1920. The best preserved structure is Tskhra-kara ("the Nine-gated"), which looks to the west, and is adjoined by the supplementary walls on the south and east.
  • Historical place of Shida-kartli region, near city of Gori.
  • Fine view of Gori and the surrounding hills. It's nothing spectacular tbh but if in Gori it's only a 10 minute stroll so may as well do it.

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