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Mtskheta- Gori

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Tour Details:

Mtskheta – Gori tours is one of the unique tours of ours. You will visit a city Mtskheta province of Georgia. One of the oldest cities of Georgia and its former capital. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994. As the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centres of Christianity in Georgia, Mtskheta was declared as the ”Holy City” by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014. Then you will visit the city near Mtskheta, Gori, Where is a unique cave and Castle from the Christian era, also this city is known as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. His house and museum in Gori retain its Soviet-era characteristics.

What to Expect
  • Travel throught birthplace of christianity in Georgia.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage city.
  • Visit cave complex with a 9th/10th century three-nave basilica and medevial citadel.
  • Visit Joseph Stalins birthplace and museum.
Itinerary

1Svetitskhoveli Cathedral: (XI c.)

This extraordinary (and for its time, enormous) building dates from the 11th century, early in the golden age of Georgian church architecture. It has an elongated cross plan and is adorned with beautiful stone carving outside and in. Christ’s robe is believed to lie beneath the central nave, under a square pillar decorated with colourful if faded frescoes of the conversion of Kartli.

2Jvari Monastery: (VI c.)

The VI century Georgian Orthodox monastery is built on a hill opposite Mtskheta, at the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Shortly after the adoption of Christianity, King Mirian III erected an enormous wooden cross on this site. In the 2nd half of the VI century Guaram, the ruler of Kartli, built a small church beside the Holy Cross. The church is included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

3GORI FORTRESS: (XIII c.)

The historic fortress stands on a rocky hill in the center of Gori. The ruins on the northern slope and the archaeological findings indicate that there was a fortress here as far back as the I century BC. In historic manuscripts the fortress is first mentioned in the XIII century as “Gori Prison.”

4UPLISTSIKHE CAVE: (VII c.)

Uplistikhe is a rock-hewn city, located just 10 km east of Gori, on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. One of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus region, Uplistikhe is first mentioned within the pages of history in the VII century. Uplistiskhe and its surrounding archeological and architectural monuments belong to a distinct group, the oldest of which dates back to the early Bronze Age, and are considered to be relics of the Kura-Araxes culture.

5JOZEPH STALIN MUSEUM

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s Museum was founded in 1937 and contains 60,000 exhibits. The museum includes the memorial house where Stalin is believed to have been born, an exhibition building, and Stalin’s personal train car, in which he traveled to Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. The museum also houses Stalin’s personal belongings.

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