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Address: Vil. Khertvisi, Aspindza 0500, Georgia

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Beautifully situated Fortress

Our group took a lunch stop on the opposite side of the fort, crossing the Mtkvari River on foot. The most beautiful view of the fortress is from this side of the river. Inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our group took a lunch stop on the opposite side of the fort, crossing the Mtkvari River on foot. The most beautiful view of the fortress is from this side of the river. Inside there is not much to see, told our tour guide, so we only saw it from the outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing story behind, free entrance, unfortunately not organised, but really worth the stop, people are friendly, imagine you are in 90s

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Amberg
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Nice fortress on the way to Vardzia, well worth and stop and a 5 min walk up to the castle. Nicely restored and makes for great photos. Supposedly Alexander the Great also thought it was a nice castle that he wanted for his own. Not much else in town, but maybe have a few scraps for the friendly dog 'guides'... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Khertvisi fortress is situated on the high rocky hill in the narrow canyon at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Paravani Rivers. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. The fortress was first build in the 2nd century BC. The church was built in 10th c, and the present walls... More 

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Pueblo
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great place to get an idea of how people were protected by their fortresses. Rooms are available to stay at - excellent. Also great spa!

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place to take photos, you can climb up and see as small chapel, fascinating view and etc. If going to Vardzia Definitely stop here.

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Debrecen, Hungary
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice view from below but not necessary to climb as nothing inside. We stayed in a nice but simple guest house just 200 feet from the castle. Was great to be able to see it from below.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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681 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,758 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Clifftop fortress which is a great photo opportunity but may not be worth the climb to the fortress itself unless you have plenty of time. Situated on the confluence of two major rivers the views are stunning.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't stop to climb up to the fortress as the weather was snowy, cold, and damp; however, what remains are the walls of the fort so the trek up is not really necessary.

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Moscow, Russia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice walk in, very ancient church, nice view around. You can include it in your Georgia trip when going to visit Vardzia.

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