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Uznariani Fortress

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Uznariani Fortress- The X century historical fortress is located in the Borjomi municipality, on the high rock near Tsagveri, on the left side in a narrow rocky passage of the river Gujarulа.


Uznariani Fortress is outstanding from the existing fortresses in the Gudjareti Gorge. It was built in the Middle Ages and guarded the valley for many centuries.


The fortress has grew into the rock and is visible from the road like a one whole massive. It is inaccessible from three sides. The main part represents powerful humpbacked tower and adjoin the defensive wall. The relatively accessible sides are strengthen with the second row of the fortification.

 

Footprints of construction are preserved on the fortress territory. Fortress is built on the favorable place from strategically point of view and consequently is quite protected. The name of the fortress is associated with the name of the plant.


The film “Tsiskara” was shot on this fortress and on the rocks surrounding it. Getting to the castle is even worth it to enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.


Location
41.799414, 43.490856
Distance from the Capital
170 km (105.63 mi)

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