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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  • Interesting place. From the highest point offers stunning views. Sometimes it is hard to climb smooth boulders.
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  • Well it was rainy with STRONG wind then. But this is one of musts in GE. How they could make such caves and even build a church here? The scenes this place offers are that beautiful enough! I don't ha...  more »
  • Impressed all seen! I can't believe that this could build in those days people and, moreover, live in such conditions. Very cool! Just be ready for strong wind and the need to climb up (somewhere around the property, somewhere on zakamenevshej LaVey)
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