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. Put Uplistsiche 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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  • If you have time to spare while you're in Tbilisi take a day trip to Uplistsikhe. This ancient cave city is well worth a visit. Entry is 7 Lari. Make sure to Watch the introductory film in the cinema ...  more »
  • A unique cave city from 6th century b.c. There is a main road with many caves that were used by families. The is also central place for gathering and places for offering. You can have a guide or use a...  more »
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