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Peter’s castle

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About Peter’s castle

Best time to visit: All Season

Peter’s castle is located in the eastern part of Georgia, in the Borjomi municipality, opposite the village of Likani, on the right bank of the Mtkvari River. The medieval castle lies on a high rocky mountain.

The earliest name of Peter's castle must be the Querbili Castle. It belonged to the feudal family Avalishvili. The castle guarded the bridge over Mtkvari and the road leading from Likani to the historic villages of Phapha and Nua.(The current Borjomi districts)

In the XVI century after the conquest of Tori by the Ottoman conquerors the Peter’s castle became the administrative center of the Ottomans. The castle consisted of a citadel with it’s lower courtyard. Between the rampart and the inner space of the Peter’s castle the ruins of various buildings are preserved, including ruins of a residence hall and Georgian Qvevri.

The rampart has embrasures and breastwork. The castle was repaired many times. In some places the earlier masonwork remained. Contemporaries structures (XI-XII century) are the old settlement of Querbili at the foot of the castle with a church and graveyard.

Tags: #History #Fortress #Fortification

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