Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress
Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Kakheti Kings built this complex late 17th century, after their capital in Gremi got destroyed by the Persians. Notwithstanding, you can clearly see strong Persian influences, especially in the King's Palace. Within the complex there are different buildings : palace, royal chapels and museum. Everything, especially the walls and ramparts, are extensively renovated, which is not always a good thing.
Written 30 October 2023
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inneryne2016
Tighnabruaich, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The only Royal Palace in Georgia. It is interesting in a slightly melancholy way. The Kingdom of Georgia’s most famous King Erekle II was born and died here in the 1700s. But, it is a small and simple palace. The throne room is quite modest. There is also a small well run museum next door.
Written 21 October 2023
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Ivan_002_10
Tbilisi, Georgia672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Batonis Tsikhe, literally, "the castle of the lord", is a 17th–18th century architectural monument in Telavi. It was the main residence of the Kakhetian kings in the 17th-18th centuries.The complex contains surviving sections of the Persianate palace of the kings of Kakheti and a museum with archaeological and ethnographic exhibits, manuscripts, rare publications, military equipment and a fine arts gallery. The entire complex underwent extensive renovation in 2018.
Written 29 March 2020
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Maria Rachel
39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The grounds of the fortress are not very expansive but if you want to look inside the palace you'll need a ticket from the museum
Written 6 March 2020
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Luka Gambashidze
Tbilisi, Georgia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The complex is nice, with several different parts. The fortress includes a gallery, which was recently constructed. You can see paintings of mostly Georgian and Russian painters of 17th-19th century. Archeological and cultural relics are also displayed, so it is quite interesting.
The palace itself is quite small, but still interesting as the space can make a strong impression on the viewer. Personally, I think that the colorful windows of the castle are the greatest part of it, especially in sunny weather as the light is giving off great variety of colors inside the building. There are several churches in the fortress and the view on Caucasus mountains can not be disregarded.
This is a must-see place if you are in Telavi or nearby.
Written 19 October 2019
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Yoram L
Ra'anana, Israel492 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The wall is quite impressive whereas the building inside seemed to be from the recent time. Tried to find a corner with a nice spot for the camera but it was very difficult
Written 29 September 2019
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NswAustraliaDidi
NSW AUSTRALIA1,147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Perhaps it was the end of a long day but this museum didn’t do a lot for us, quite small and personally not that interesting or engaging. It is set out well and the facilities are very clean.
Written 15 September 2019
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SALOMENKA
Tbilisi, Georgia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
New Museum inside the Batonistsikhe, perfect Guides, unique evidences of Historical and Cultural heritage of Georgia !
Written 27 July 2019
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
plane and simple. has a good museum inside that includes a gallery. a nice church behind the walls but unless you are travelling through from or to the neighbouring country i would not make a special trip.
Written 24 June 2019
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Tygr42
Prague, Czech Republic24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress is a very interesting place, there is a Etnographical Museum, old church and the palace of local shah.
Written 8 June 2019
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