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Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori

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#8 of 48 in Historic Sites in Georgia
Ruin Historic Site
World Heritage Site Uplistsiche Cave Town, meaning "the lord's fortress," offers a chance to visit an ancient, sacred site mentioned in early religious texts. Rock-cut structures from the early Iron Age through to the late Middle Ages make up these cave-like buildings that bring together pagan and Christian architectures. The complex was mostly abandoned by the 14th century when it was sacked by raiding Mongol forces. Some highlights of the town include a Hellenistic amphitheater and a church built upon the foundations of a sun god's temple. Explore the tunnels and building, and seek out an English-speaking guide who will give you the history for a negotiated fee. To visit Uplistsiche Cave Town and other attractions in Gori, use our Gori family vacation planner.
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  • a very interesting place. We were unlucky with a guide, sour aunt that told all as disc, she called a couple of times she could and started all over again .... But despite this very curious, you can find tons of information on the Internet
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  • Fantastic Caverns, reportedly built in the middle ages before the birth of Christ, and to worship the Sun, the place needs to have high fitness and choose a convenient time to be when the Sun is shining, worth a visit if you have time and have tendency for sport climbing, be sure to carry some water and food because you'll find a few shops for prices that are out there
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  • Original cave town with cave houses, cave storage and cave Meeting rooms. Old Georgian church on the top of the hill.  more »

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