Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori

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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. PutUplistsiche Cave Town into our Gori vacation planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I recommend that you skip it and go to Vardzia caves instead, they are much more interesting. There is not much to see in Uplistsiche; the caves are in a bad condition, the view is nice. You can...  more »
  • Nice experience, loved the hiking to see a a great view and it was nice to listen to the interesting story of the spot.  more »
  • This place dates back to the early iron age way to the late middle ages. with structures from pagan era to early christian times. It is the place of the throne of the famous queen Tamar as well as...  more »

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