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Narikala – Tbilisi
Narikala - the historic citadel of Tbilisi, the main fortification of the city. In the XVII century the fortress was named "Narikala" ("small fortress"). In 2000, the church of St. Nicholas and fortifications were restored.
Uplistsikhe – Shida Kartli
Uplistsikhe is located on the left bank of river Mtkvari, 10 km from the town of Gori. It can be detected on the southern slope of Kvernaki mountain range, on the area of 10 ha. It is the only monument of Antique time in Georgia, which nowadays remained above the surface of the ground. Town has streets, squares, water drainage ducts, various constructions, four gates, etc. Today the fortified town is an outdoors museum.
Khertvisi – Samtskhe-Javakheti
Khertvisi is a medieval fortress on the border of Samtskhe and Javakheti, it stands on the strategically important venue, at the confluence of rivers Paravani and Mtkvari, on the high rocky mountain. Khertvisi fortress comes across in historical sources from XI century.
Vardzia– Samtskhe-Javakheti
Monastery complex carved in the rock (1156-1203) stands in Javakheti, 30 km from Aspindza, on the left bank of river Mtkvari. Vardzia monastery has the width of of 0,5 km and is arranged on 13 floors. Overall, it consists of 420 utility rooms. Totally there are 12 chapels in the monastery. Vardzia is rich with fresco paintings. In 1938 Vardzia received a status of a sanctuary museum. In the beginning of XXI century monastery activity was restored in Vardzia.
Signaghi – Kakheti
The town of Signaghi is located in Eastern Georgia, 110 km from Tbilisi, 800 meters above the sea level. Signaghi is one of the oldest towns in Georgia. The name “Signaghi” is of Turkish origin and means “shelter”. It has been a fortress since XIII-XIV centuries. The fence of Signaghi is one of the biggest in Georgia. Its length is up to 4 km and encircles almost 40 ha. The town is one of the most important economic and cultural centers of Georgia.

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