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Gori Castle, Gori

3.7
#31 of 48 in Historic Sites in Georgia
Ruin Tourist Spot
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. Plan to see Gori Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gori family vacation planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • It is said in other reviews; not a great attraction, but one of the highlights in the city itself nevertheless. Nice to visit while you have a walk in the city. But actually more impressive from a dis...  more »
  • Fortress on a hill in the historic city centre. Convenient to visit if you are traveling in uplistsikhe, but just for the sake of the fortress in Gori to come but there was a moderate scale, to put it mildly, especially against the backdrop of the remaining Georgian attractions.
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  • Excellent walls and view from the top. Well worth the walk up there and there is no entry fee. There were two security guards sitting snugly in a humpy on top but we saw nobody else. Must have been an important job! Whatever you do don't make the mistake we did and think you can walk down through the ruins on the NW end and get out the end, even though there is a well beaten track. Bad move - we had to clamber all the way back up to the top after reaching an impenetrable wall at the bottom!! Grr. Nice walls and views all the same.
  • Beautiful view from the top of the hill. The castle itself is just the wall and rests of the towers, no buildings. But view is worth climbing!!!
  • Free. Easy walk. Nothing in the castle. Worth to visit to overlook to city.
  • Good, a nice hotspot, not really hard to reach, windy and green... You can see ossetia from there!
  • Nice castle, only the top is a bit bare.

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