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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  • We actually visited this place in April 2019. Took a local tour of Georgia and this was one of the places we were brought to. This is amazing, lots of walking though but it is really amazing to see... 
    We actually visited this place in April 2019. Took a local tour of Georgia and this was one of the places we were brought to. This is amazing, lots of walking though but it is really amazing to see...  more »
  • Fantastic experience climbing the cave town of Uplistsikhe. Do NOT miss stopping into the clever and really well-done museum before you start to explore. It puts everything into perspective. 
    Fantastic experience climbing the cave town of Uplistsikhe. Do NOT miss stopping into the clever and really well-done museum before you start to explore. It puts everything into perspective.  more »

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