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Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori

Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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 Shida Kartli Region, use our Shida Kartli Region family vacation planner.
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  • An amazing place. Roamed the stone town for more than an hour. Really liked it. A completely different nature. People with sore backs and legs can be hard, because natural stone paths. While the rain may be slippery. A strong wind. If you are with children, think about clothes. Sport shoes.
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  • The Uplistsikhe Cave City is located near Gori, in fact, we had to drive through Gori to get there. This is a fascinating place to visit. It is an ancient cave city which was prominent around 1000 B.C...  read more »
  • Fabulous opportunity to imagine this rock-hewn political and cultural center in pagan antiquity - dwellings, sacrificial sites, prison, amphitheater, bakery, footways and tunnels. Our in-country guide...  read more »
  • Uplistsikhe - Rock cut city fortress - an unique place in the World by its construction, structure and significance, a live history, that survived during many millenniums, reached to us and will continue its existence many millenniums again. It deserves only a respect and care from us. There are not many places like this in the World and not many people know about their existence. Even Georgia was not known for many people during many years and if some people know Georgia as Stalin's home country, even they don't know that just in 15 kilometers from the birth place of Stalin, there may be such an interesting and unique place in the World as Uplistsikhe, that keeps a lot of information about our country and history in its construction. To compare and understand how old is Uplistsikhe, I deem, Uplistikhe city was cut in a rock by our ancestors in that era, before people study how to build houses, several millenniums ago.
  • A ancient abode in the rocky mountains... you can really feel the peace!
  • Very interesting, not quite on the order of other cave cities like Petra but still very worth the trip.
  • Amazing place. But before going to, please read Wiki:-)
  • A must-see for anyone visiting Georgia.
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