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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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  • Also called the Mother Fortress of Tbilisi, Narikala is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defence. Very historic, and a it has a good trail for hiking. A must see in Georgia. 
  • It is the most famous ancient monument of Tbilisi and antiquities, the townspeople call it "the heart and soul of the city." The date of construction of the fortress called about IV century. In 1827 t...  more »
  • D this fortress there's nothing left, just a nice Church and a breathtaking view of the city. A happy return to make great shots of the city.
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