|Historical site:||Uplistsikhe Cave City|
|Location:||Europe > Georgia > Gori|
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?
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||Georgian Lari (GEL)|
How long should it take us?
|Average time taken:||55 minutes|
|every day (April to October)||10am||6pm|
|every day (November to March)||10am||5pm|
|High season:||July, August|
|Low season:||January, February|
How can we get in contact?
|Telephone:||322 932 411, 590 880 114|
|Language(s):||English, Georgian, Russian|
|Country calling code:||+995|
What are the numbers and averages?
|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 Gori, 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.|
|If you’ve written a description for Uplistsikhe Cave City (Gori) you’d like to share with the community, send it to [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.|
|It is possible to visit here by marshrutka from Gori, although the Gori Bus Station to Uplistsikhe Cave City Taxi 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.|
|If you have a tip about Uplistsikhe Cave City (Gori) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.|
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