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Narikala Fortress

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Narikala Fortress

1,925 Reviews
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review May 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,050 contributions1,357 helpful votes
The old Sasanian citadel was firstly built in the 4th century and was named "Narikala", meaning "Little Fortress". But very little indeed remains from the old fortress, which was built and rebuilt many times along the centuries ... It is considered the "Mother Fortress of Georgia" and can be easily reached through the "Aerial Tramway". After visiting "Narikala Fortress", you can walk down using the existing trails and paths. Be ready for awesome views of Tbilisi, the old town and Mtkvary River. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TAIN2013 wrote a review Mar 2020
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,859 contributions780 helpful votes
The ruins of the fortress stand on a small hill overlooking the botanical gardens. While you can walk up to the fortress from the old town and the sulphur baths, it is much easier to take the cable car to the Mother of Georgia monument and then walk to the fortress from there. You can always walk down which is much easier. The fortress is mostly in ruins except for a church which has been rebuilt. As usual with any ruin, it requires a reasonable amount of physical fitness to explore. Make sure to wear sturdy footwear - preferably hiking boots. The site was first fortified in the fourth century and rebuilt several times. The current structure dates back to the seventeenth century. Parts of the ruins have been made safe for tourists and you can climb up and walk the ancient walls while other parts are in their natural state and may not be safe to climb. What makes it all worthwhile are the views from the top. The best time to visit is in the evening when you can see the city lighted up from the top as the sun sets.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Melanie wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
Did walk up there from the city! It is a short walk, views on a clear day are very good and theres hidden paths everywhere!
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Date of experience: February 2020
ASmulders wrote a review Mar 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands126 contributions30 helpful votes
A beautiful place for visit and you will have a beautiful view from there!!! You can also combine the visit with the botanic garden.
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Date of experience: March 2020
shaymolakhatun93 wrote a review Mar 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions5 helpful votes
I went to fortress by cabal car in evening , its very cold at top. on right side we walk towards statue of mother georgia on the way some guys with pet standing while going thy start conversation n give pets without informing and saying to click pics, later thy said 1 animal cost 5 lari. can u imagine thy put 3 pets without my knowledge n of course have to pay. the view from the fortress towards whole city is incredible , must visited place. At night fortress look stunning from down city from fortress its easy way to come down to city so i walked and enjoy enjoy nature, so i bought only one way for cabal car.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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