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“Mysterious masterpiece..” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Narikala Fortress

Narikala Fortress
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ranked #10 of 35 Attractions in Tbilisi
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Cultural
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mysterious masterpiece..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

First of all the name is Narin gal'eh
Narin means red like fire and gal'eh means ccastle ( both worlds are Persian)... This castle is amaysing and you shoud clime up to see how even it is hard to reach...there are chanels inside the wall that maybe were built for soldiers to reach to the other parts and this castle was occupied by the king Abas the great , king of Iran 400 years ago...

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing view over the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Narikala fortress ia overlooking Tbilisi and the Kura River. The views from the fortress are spectacular and it is very easy to reach.
One option is to go uphill by foot from Abanotubani dicstrict. The path is not a long one but the ascend is quite moderate.
The other option is to take an aerial tramway from Rika park. It was opened in summer 2012 and you can use Metro card (Metromoney) to pay the fare (1 GEL as of May 2013)
The thrird option is to take a walking trail from Mtasminda amusement park (~2 km). You can get to Mtasminda first by taking a funiculair (re-opened after 13 years of reconstrution in January 2013).
From the park the panoramic walking trail will lead you either to Mama Daviti church or to Narikala fortress. The trail is easy to follow and quite well signposted. The views over the city are really worth taking this walk.

We do recommend the third option.

Also there is a walking trail from Narikala to the Botanic garden (it starts right behind the "Mother of Georgia" monument)

Visited May 2013
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“A Must See & Must Do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Perched on the hill, the Narikala Fortress encases Georgia's rich history. Even though parts of the ramparts are in ruins, it adds extra charm to the overall backdrop of the fortress. The view of the city beyond is magical! The area is pretty big; therefore, it would be clever to set aside at least a couple of hours, even if one takes the cable car up. We took the cable car up, and walked back down to town.

Visited July 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

great view over the city, old church near it, a special place for me, very pieceful above a dynamic city

Visited April 2013
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“viewpoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Excellent views from the top. Beautiful wildflowers around in April. Some crumbling bits, be careful if it is or has been raining.

Visited April 2013
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