One day tour in Uplistsikhe
Gori (Georgian: გორი [ɡɔri]) Gori Fortress on the hilltop is a city in eastern Georgia the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. The name is from Georgian gora (გორა), that is "hill". in Georgian historical memory the city has long been associated with its citadel, the Gori Fortress, which is built on a cliffy hill overlooking the central part of the modern city. On another hill stands the 18th century St. George's church of Gorijvari, a popular place of pilgrimage.
Gori and its environs house several notable cultural and historical landmarks. Although for many foreigners Gori is principally known as the birthplace of of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Stalin's association with the city is emphasized by the Joseph Stalin Museum in downtown Gori.
The famous ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe and the 7th century Ateni Sioni Church are located not far from Gori.
Uplistsikhe (Georgian: უფლისციხე literally, "the lord's fortress") is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli and built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River.
The Uplistsikhe complex can tentatively be divided into three parts: south (lower), middle (central) and north (upper) covering an area of approximately 8 hectares. The middle part is the largest, contains a bulk of the Uplistsikhe rock-cut structures, and is connected to the southern part via a narrow rock-cut pass and a tunnel.
At the summit of the complex is a Christian basilica built of stone and brick in the 9th-10th centuries.
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