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Gogia Fortress

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About Gogia Fortress

Best time to visit: All Season

Gogia Fortress is one of the historical monuments located on the territory of Borjomi. The fortress is located to the north-west of Borjomi and views the entire city. The fortress can be seen from almost anywhere in the valley.


History

The territory of Borjomi had an important strategic position in the Middle Ages. The shortest roads from Borjomi passed in Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kartli and short trails in Imereti. Some fortresses were supposed to protect these roads, including Gogia fortress. Gogia Fortress is mentioned in historical sources from the XVI century. The name Gogia comes from its owner.The fortress was under the ownership of the Borjomi rulers, and feudal lords, the Avalishvilis. The gorge and the fortress witnessed a battle between external enemies and between the Avalishvilis as well. In the second half of the XVIII century, the constant attacks of Lezgians made life impossible in the valley. Due to this, the Avalishvili family settled in Shida Kartli.



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