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Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi

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The ruined Narikala Fortress looms over the city, forming a dramatic skyline which serves as a reminder of the area's turbulent history throughout the centuries. Damaged and unrepaired since an earthquake in 1827, the fortress has played host to Persians, Mongols, and Arab emirs, and was founded in the 4th century as a Persian citadel. There are no guided tours here, but a tourist walk runs around the fortress and down into the old town to the botanical gardens. It's a steep climb even inside the fortress, so wear comfortable shoes. Entry is free. Make Narikala Fortress a part of your Tbilisi vacation plans using our Tbilisi online trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Narikala fortress is probably the highest point of Tbilisi to get a 360 view of the city. There is not much to do on top except to enjoy the beauty of city from the top! I wish they could add... 
    The Narikala fortress is probably the highest point of Tbilisi to get a 360 view of the city. There is not much to do on top except to enjoy the beauty of city from the top! I wish they could add...  more »
  • Narikala Fortress was established in the fourth century as a Sasanian Citadel called Shuris-tsikhe (invidious fort). It was considerably expanded by King David the Builder (1089 - 1125). The Mongols....  more
    Narikala Fortress was established in the fourth century as a Sasanian Citadel called Shuris-tsikhe (invidious fort). It was considerably expanded by King David the Builder (1089 - 1125). The Mongols....  more »
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  • The ruins are absolutely stunning - it’s simply breathtaking to walk around the remains of towers and walls. What’s even more breathtaking is the view - Tbilisi is a beautiful city, and you really get to see that from Nariqala. For anyone in Tbilisi, I strongly recommend a visit at this place
  • Amazing paths, views and lots to climb and discover all around the fortress ruins. You can go up and down easily with the cable cart. The views from the top are really impressive.

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