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. Put Uplistsiche 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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  • Very close to the city of Gori, the city caves are based on natural caves that you can see the natural design, as with housing, culture, theatre, markets, wine presses and other later Orthodox basilica was built in the high part of the city. At the exit of the city, a tunnel carved very nice
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  • Intersting place. I recomend to take a audio guide. Good to take marszrutka for 1 lari against Taxi for 20 lari. Marszrutkas starts next to palace of justice/football stadium.  more »
  • Drove in Uplistsikhe taxi with Tbilisi, looked at Gori, uplistsikhe, Dzhivari monastery in Mtskheta and has visited Georgia's History, all of this cost us over 150 gel ... but alas, still had to take a guide, go through the Agency with the group. We arrived at uplistsikhe, steel on cave city, do not understand from where it is, what it is ... had to eavesdrop on other guides during bugging about understood, that's a really interesting story, but I liked that the unusual to the eye, and then everywhere almost brick Church. up there on the panels, it was pointed out that you can take the audio guide, but go down it was laziness, it was very hot, while upstairs was a bit windy when descended to us who said that over 10 lari could hire a guide. jehhhh all later we realized ... but I really liked such excursion, all very interesting, unusual, go to peshherkam and all trogaesh hands, kind of from there awesome!
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