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Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia

Uplistsikhe, literally meaning 'Fortress of the Lord’, is an ancient rock-hewn town that had a significant influence on Georgian history over a period of approximately 3,000 years. As one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, this ancient cave city could be traced from the late Bronze Age all the way up to the late Middle Ages. It was strategically located in the heartland of pre-Christian Kartli Kingdom and emerged as a major political, religious and cultural center of the country until it was ravaged by the Mongols in the 13th century.
The complex is made up of three parts (lower, middle, and upper) covering an area of approximately 40,000 square meters. The middle part is the largest and most highlighted. Today’s Uplistsikhe is a remarkable landmark renowned for the unique combination of styles from rock-cut cultures of the region, most notably from Cappadocia (in modern Turkey) and Northern Iran.

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See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Borjomi | Batumi

Set off on a memorable adventure while touring around Georgia’s most recognizable sights like Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, "Pearl of the Black Sea” Batumi and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and Gelati Monastery.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori

Experience the warm hospitality and breathtaking nature of Georgia exploring the capital of Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, not to mention all of the authentic sights, holding countless historic secrets of the nation.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

2 countries

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Georgia and Armenia while traveling around the capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, Uplistsikhe Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Borjomi | Batumi

Set off on a memorable adventure while touring around Georgia’s most recognizable sights like Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, "Pearl of the Black Sea” Batumi and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and Gelati Monastery.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori

Experience the warm hospitality and breathtaking nature of Georgia exploring the capital of Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, not to mention all of the authentic sights, holding countless historic secrets of the nation.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

2 countries

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Georgia and Armenia while traveling around the capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, Uplistsikhe Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.