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Uplistsiche Cave Town

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Address: | 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori, Georgia
Phone Number: 995590880114
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Uplistsikhe - A live history

Uplistsikhe - Rock cut city fortress - an unique place in the World by its construction, structure and significance, a live history, that survived during many millenniums, reached... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Uplistsikhe - Rock cut city fortress - an unique place in the World by its construction, structure and significance, a live history, that survived during many millenniums, reached to us and will continue its existence many millenniums again. It deserves only a respect and care from us. There are not many places like this in the World and not many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are other cave cities in ROG that are far more extensive, though. Still it's a good attraction to do when in the Gori area, Some nice paths to crawl amongst and spook your fellow travelers! Of course, I didn't do that... Visited October 2013

Thank zengeos
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Ancient living settlement in central Georgia built into the sides of a hill. You can see the former living quarters, theatre, and temple remains. Unfortunately, my tour guide did not explain much of who this civilization was. Nonetheless, very interesting peace of Human history. You need to be careful as the walkways are slippery and in some places tight.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Uplistsikhe is one of the most interesting place in Georgia. Its very near to Tbilisi, around one hour driving and worth visiting. If you dont have a guide book, when you definitely should take a local guide, who will explain you amazing history of Pagan cave city.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

If you only have the time for visiting one of Georgia's famous cave towns, I would recommend the one at Vardzia, which is still more impressive than the one at Uplitsikhe. But Uplitsikhe is far easier to reach and gets fewer visitors. You can easily wander around for a few hours, exploring the many hidden treasures of the site. My... More 

Thank StevieJana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Nearer Tbilisi than other cave structures in Georgia, this was absolutely worth a visit. You can stop in Gori for the Stalin Museum and Ethnographic Museum, and then come here. We wandered for hours, and loved every minute.

Thank PatrickBaroco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We went to Uplistsiche in November which proved to be a perfect time. It wasnt hot but we were very lucky not to have cold weather. If you have a car it is very easy to visit this cave town. You can reach it from Gori in an hour approximately. The landscape is magical something you are not used to... More 

Thank gabcsi_11
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I visited this UNESCO site on a rainy frosty day without proper attire but the impromptu trip fromTbilisi to the Township near Gori was well worth the endeavour. The caves date back to medieval times and there is clear evidence that they were makes wine thousands of years ago. There is a whole hillside of caves with fireplaces forming part... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Really, this site is quite amazing. Part Bedrock, part ancient monastery, part "glimpse into a bizarre past", Uplistiche is one of the most peculiar places that any visitor will ever get to. The town, carved out of and in to rock simply has to be seen to be believed!

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We rented (25 lari) a taxi from Gori Stalin Museum, who drove us to here and waited us during the visit, showing also a church on the way back to train station. When looking these caves, or what is left after earthquake 1920, it is amazing that people lived here until 14th century. This city wasn't a small one, we... More 

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