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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. To visit Uplistsiche Cave Town and other attractions in Gori, use our Gori family vacation planner.
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  • To visit requires comfortable footwear and health. Interesting. From the top of the city unfold vistas. Recommend.
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  • I just loved the place. So historical with an amazing view. And if you have as amazing guide as we did, then do go on and ask questions and be rewarded.  more »
  • Just outside of Tbilisi near the town of Gori, Uplistsikhe is a site not to be missed. While not on the UNESCO World Heritage list, it apparently has been offered for inclusion since 2007. It's just s...  more »