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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. Make Narikala Fortress a part of your Tbilisi vacation plans using our Tbilisi online trip itinerary planner .
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  • As in the past, this has been a highly visible in the State. More rom than classic. Spread can go, but the movies on the walls. The best of the remaining part of the temple.
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  • Rope-way One way ticket costs now 2.5 lari/1 person+ 2 lari for the plastic card. You may come up the mountain to take the pictures and then walk down on your own, it'd take 10-15 mins, but you'll be ...  more »
  • If you are good on your feet, the climb up to the fortress won't take you more than 12-15 minutes, and you will be revarded with a nce view over Tbilisi. There's also a church that is worth visiting.  more »
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  • I totally had a great time climbing around the walls of this fortress and absorbing the neat views. The church was beautiful as well. I'd definitely recommend reading up on the history before coming to add to the experience. A definite "to see" of you're in the city.
  • Great sightseeing place. With amazing city views.
  • Tbilisi is a great tourist destination. It is recommended to all who are following my reviews. It's a safe place and very tourist friendly. On arrival and no visa for most of the countries.
  • Very old and preserved fortress. Muat go up there with the cable car and enjoy the beautiful view of the city as well as the "mother of Georgia" statue.
  • Beautiful view of tbilisi. I would recommend walking up to real tbilisi

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