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Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi

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The ruined Narikala Fortress looms over the city, forming a dramatic skyline which serves as a reminder of the area's turbulent history throughout the centuries. Damaged and unrepaired since an earthquake in 1827, the fortress has played host to Persians, Mongols, and Arab emirs, and was founded in the 4th century as a Persian citadel. There are no guided tours here, but a tourist walk runs around the fortress and down into the old town to the botanical gardens. It's a steep climb even inside the fortress, so wear comfortable shoes. Entry is free. Add Narikala Fortress to your Tbilisi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tbilisi vacation route planner.
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  • Nice walk up and down! excellent views of the city, old and seasoned walls, a nice church on the way, a monument on the top, fresh juices on the way...what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, a cablecar!  more »
  • To be there, either you have to go by cable car or by walk if you are still young. We used cable car for GEL 2 which is less than USD1, and then a few steps walk to be near the Narikala Fortness. Defi...  more »
  • I want to begin with a phrase from the book of Paul Bowles ' the sheltering sky "-" we're not tourists, we travelers ". This place is for tourists, vyholoshhennoe, with a bunch of lotoshnikov, the complete lack of stands with a description of the history of this fortress and TD and TP Uniquely beautiful views of the city and old Tbilisi. Don't be lazy, before climbing into a fortress, read about its history and in particular on the history of Georgia. Your visit will be definitely much more interesting, you can see the remains of the history and people of the long era of quite a different angle.
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  • A must of a Tbilisi visit. You can climb through the walking paths or you can take the ropeway. View is amazing. Be careful while climbing till the top. Also there is a nice waterfall behind the fortress.
  • You cannot actually go into the fortress (as far as I know), but for a few lari you can go into the botanical gardens. Hike all the way to the top of the hill for a spectacular 360° view of the city below and nature on the other side of the ridge. I took the funicular back down to the city, but you can travel each way.
  • The bottom big water fall is fantastic.
  • Very beautiful place to walk into. There are water fall and people swim under them which was so nicee and refreshing, so bring ur swing suit don't miss it.
  • Amazing place. So beautiful and full of nature