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Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi

4.5
Ruin Castle Must See
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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  • Very interesting, to climb the funicular and walk on the walls of the fortress to the fountain and to the baths, I loved this route
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  • This a free place to enter and just as well as very little is left. If you are young and foolhardy you can walk to the very top of the ruins. There was no way that I could do that and so had to satisf...  more »
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  • A short, but steep walk, up the hill from the old city is definitely worth it. At the top, you get a nice panoramic view of Tbilisi. Along the way up/down to the fortress, there are a couple of lovely cafes.
  • Nice view, wear comfortable clothes. Girls: no dress, if you are wild and crazy you will climb the mountain. Wear sport shoes and buy water to the old lady.
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