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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  • Is 11 people on Passover, including 2 small children. It was very cold, but it's a great place to hang out especially with children who can get in and out of the caves. Warmly recommend
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  • You should wear good shoes, because the sandstone can sometimes be very slippery. Basically, it is important to have a very good guidebook in paper form here. Or even better a tour guide who studied architecture and art history and spoke excellent German. The Christian church, which was built later on, is also worth a visit. However, a small part of the church is being misused as a souvenir shop. If the visitor succeeds in thinking spiritually into the past, he will be impressed by this pre-Christian cave city. The wide view from the church into the valley is also great.
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