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Uplistsikhe Cave City (Gori)

Historical site:Uplistsikhe Cave City
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The Historical Site

    What should we know?

    Name in local script:უფლისციხის მღვიმე ქალაქი
    Also known as:uplistsikhis mghvime kalaki
     
    Environment type:cave, hill, mountain, river
    Location type:rural, town, village

    What can we see or do there?

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    Services:restaurants, toilets
    Shops:souvenirs
     
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    How much will it cost us?

    Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
     
    Ticket type:Cost:
    adultGEL7
    studentGEL1
     
    Extras:Average Cost:
    guideGEL25

    How long should it take us?

    Average time taken:55 minutes
     
    Day:Opens:Closes:
    every day (April to October)10am6pm
    every day (November to March)10am5pm
     
    High season:July, August
    Low season:January, February

      How can we get in contact?

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      Telephone:322 932 411, 590 880 114
       
      Language(s):English, Georgian, Russian
      Timezone:UTC+04:00
      Country calling code:+995

      How can we get there?

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        Geographical feature:Mtkvari River
         
        Transportation type:taxi
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        The Directions

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        The Directions

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        The Directions

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        Altitude:570m
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        Top Descriptions

        Reportedly over 3,000 years old, Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn cave city set beside the banks of the Mtkvari River. Picturesquely surrounded by arid (and sometimes snowy) mountains, and less than 15km from the city of , this ancient pagan site is impressive and well worth the hour or so that it takes to fully explore it. Expect to find a number of caves here, some impressive viewpoints, and a new church built on the site of an old pagan one.
         
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        Top Tips

        It is possible to visit here by marshrutka from , although the round trip with an hour of waiting time is only GEL20 - 30 and so may be worthwhile if you’re not travelling alone.
        If you visit here in winter, wrap up warm. This site is quite exposed to both the sun and wind, and that wind can get really quite strong. Also bring some sturdy shoes as you’ll need to do a good bit of clambering over the rocks and caves.
        Children under 6 may be admitted for free. Dogs, however, and smoking, are not allowed.
        Audio guides are available (use your ID as a deposit) for GEL10.
         
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