Narikala Fortress
Narikala Fortress
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  • stmichel25
    Bengaluru, India87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view of the city
    Lovely views from the first level itself. You can climb up at a slow pace in 10-12 minutes. It’s a little steep but there are steps and a railing. Of course I was a little too tired to trek up even higher to the next level. The views from there itself were lovely. We had climbed up as the cable car was stopped for sometime due to the windy weather. Of course if the cable car is working, you can use it to come up and then walk down. My sons of course had the energy to clamber up to the next level as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Neha V
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top city view
    On top of the city with an amazing view. You should visit here if you are in town. You can go with aerial tram way & comeback on your foot. There is a church near to it & botanical garden, both are nice. Also there is a zipline, if you want to try
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Durga M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,367 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    View of the city from top
    You can take a tram to reach the fort there is nothing much to see apart from the scenic Beaty from the top. You can walk your way back. Nothing extra ordinary but can have a good view of the city
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • MumbaiRiders
    Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Narikala Fortress
    Narikala Fortress according to the legend was built by the king Vakhtang I Gorgasali of ancient Kingdom of Iberia.Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi and the Mtkvari (Kura) River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on this steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi.On reaching the top of Narikala hill by cable car costing 4.5 GEL one-way the view was absolutely scenic on a cloudy morning. From the cable car exit it is a short downhill descent to Narikala Fortress.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 30, 2023
  • DrRahulModi
    Gorakhpur, India116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    View of the city
    The easiest way is to take the cable car to the top. The steps were too slippery as it was raining. When we reached the top, it was drizzling, the view of the city looked cool from the top. There are souvenir shops and cafes at the top. Place to visit to the city view
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Bicks_medellin
    Colombia8,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do at Sunset
    What a fantastic place to visit. Incredible views over the city, and reachable from the cable car, or walking. We were there at sunset, which I highly recommend. It raised while we were there, however this resulted in a double rainbow !!. If you are fit enough, go all the way around to the left and climb up to the cross, and ledge on the top of the fort. The only negative was they closed the toilets at 6 PM, and would not let anyone use them ( and a lot of people were trying)!!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Cloud
    1,134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth due to the gorgeous view over the city
    This is a place you can access via the aerial tramway, nor far from Europe Square. From here you will enjoy the lovely view over the whole city, can see the Mother of Georgia from the bottom and even buy some souvenirs. Make sure to go on a clear sky day to make the most out of it!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 12, 2024
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Narikala Fortress is a small old fortress, there is nothing much to see up there, most of the walls still standing, and there is a small church inside the walls which was rebuilt.
You can see the Fortress clearly from a lot of places in Tbilisi, especially when it is lit at night it looks so beautiful, but if you go up there is nothing much to see, still going up there is recommended but not to actually see the fortress but to have a great view of the beautiful Tbilisi from above.
I recommend going up the hill using the cable car, visit the mother of Georgia & the Narikala Fortress, then go down from the other side through the lovely National Botanical Garden of Tbilisi city, You can also go down using the zipline in the Botanical Garden.
Written February 27, 2021
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DominiqueVB
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Take the cable car from Rike park (other side of the river), it's only 2 GEL + the metro card.
From there you'll already have a great view, and upon arrival just walk towards the fortress.
Inside there's not that much to see besides the church, however you can climb the walls all the way to the top for some great views of the city.
Afterwards you can either head down to the city, or go back up (pass some stalls) to go see Mother of Georgia or the Botanical Garden.
Written May 27, 2022
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Mohamed Sami
Alexandria, Egypt1,709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This little fortress is originally a Persian (Sassanian) fortress, but later modified by the arabs, mongols, and others. Built on the hill overlooking the river Mtkvari and the prestigious sulfur baths. The name is a derivation of the mongol name which means little fortress. The fortress shows nothing special but still it gives marvelous views over the city and it also compromises a small chapel, St. Nicholas, which was rebuilt recently after the independence replacing the old one destroyed in a fire.
Written January 25, 2021
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Narikala Fortress according to the legend was built by the king Vakhtang I Gorgasali of ancient Kingdom of Iberia.Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi and the Mtkvari (Kura) River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on this steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi.On reaching the top of Narikala hill by cable car costing 4.5 GEL one-way the view was absolutely scenic on a cloudy morning. From the cable car exit it is a short downhill descent to Narikala Fortress.
Written September 30, 2023
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NotOnlyTravel
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Nice place to visit in the evening especially in summer as it could be very hot during the day. If you choose to take the cable car up and down you might need an hour to an hour and a half to walk one direction to see mother of Georgia and may be have a cup of coffee ,then walk the other way to the fortress (good walk) and enjoy the beautiful views from the top. If you want to visit the Botanic Garden you have to allocate additional time.
Written August 18, 2021
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fdoll
Indonesia195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Take the cable car up to enjoy all the views! Once on top you can walk all around the fortress and there are various viewing platforms as well. You can get up close to the Mother Georgia statue. There are vendors selling souvenirs, drinks, and snacks. There is a zip line, but I didn't try it! If you walk down in to the botanic gardens be aware you have to walk back up if you have a return ticket for the cable car!
Written February 14, 2020
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Wanderer794656
Dubai, United Arab Emirates740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
It’s easy to get to (either by the cable car or waking) and there is a good bit to walk around and explore. Also you’re up on the hill outside the city with great views over it all. Definitely get some fresh pomegranate juice from the guy near the entrance, it was great!
Written July 26, 2021
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stmichel25
Bengaluru, India87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Lovely views from the first level itself. You can climb up at a slow pace in 10-12 minutes. It’s a little steep but there are steps and a railing. Of course I was a little too tired to trek up even higher to the next level. The views from there itself were lovely. We had climbed up as the cable car was stopped for sometime due to the windy weather. Of course if the cable car is working, you can use it to come up and then walk down. My sons of course had the energy to clamber up to the next level as well.
Written June 29, 2023
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arvind1000
Pune, India2,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
The Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, and the Mtkvari (Vari) River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulfur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. The fortress can be reached from a tramway or road. Aside from walking the fortress walls, other things to do on Narikala Hill include visiting the Mother of Georgia statue. The views of the city from top of the hill are spectacular.
Written April 20, 2022
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Free to enter but it's ruinous, but definitely worth a visit. It was fairly busy on the day we were there, so we split up - I went up one of the easier hills and my friend climbed the tower. I chose not to as it was fairly busy with people and there are no safety rails etc.
Written February 1, 2020
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