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. PutUplistsiche 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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  • Nice place, very historical and easy to walk. It is located new from Tbilisi and it is easy to reach. The road is good. 
    Nice place, very historical and easy to walk. It is located new from Tbilisi and it is easy to reach. The road is good.  more »
  • It's quite a hike up the hill to see all the cave dwelling. Different interpretations have been put on some of the rooms hewn out of the cliff. It dates to between 6BC and 1AD and was one of the... 
    It's quite a hike up the hill to see all the cave dwelling. Different interpretations have been put on some of the rooms hewn out of the cliff. It dates to between 6BC and 1AD and was one of the...  more »

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