The Nariqala fortress is located in the southern Sololaki Mountains of Tbilisi Old Town and is an important line of defense around Tbilisi. The fortress was built in the 4th century AD, and most of the buildings that tourists see now were rebuilt after the 17th century. In 1827, the explosion of the gunpowder warehouse stationed in the Russian army caused serious damage to the fortress. The church of St. Nicholas in the fortress was also destroyed. The current building was rebuilt after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At the top of the hill you can see the fortress and the statue of the mother of Georgia, and at night you can overlook the charming night lights of the city.
"Churches and Cathedrals"
National Botanical Garden of Georgia
Amante Narikala Hotel
In addition to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the Mother Fortress is the most popular attraction in Tbilisi, as it is situated at the highest point of the city and overlooks the entire city.
Take the cable car to the mother's fortress on the top of the mountain, to and from 6GEL. Of course, you can also choose to walk up the mountain. The walking time is about one hour, and the difficulty factor is not big. So consider taking the cable car up the mountain and walking down the mountain.
As the cable car rises, the view of the landscape becomes more and more open, and the entire Tbilisi has a panoramic view. The mother's bastion is named after a tall mother statue on the mountain. The statue holds the bowl in the left hand, entertains visitors from far away, and holds the sword in the right, killing the enemy of Georgia. Of course, this is the meaning for foreign tourists. For the locals, there is a big playground on the top of the mountain. When Tbilisi talks about the great places to love entertainment, so many young couples can be seen at the top of the mountain.
Mamavati church on the mountainside, the cable car will stop in the middle of the mountainside, you can get off at this time, or walk from the foot of the mountain.
Consider taking to the top of the mountain in the evening, waiting for the sunset and the night view of the city of Tbilisi.
The wind on the top of the mountain is very big. If it is winter, it is essential to keep warm, scarves and hats.
When we first checked in, the landlord invited us to the country for a few days and took us to see the local museums and churches. Just a few days before the end of the living in Tbilisi, we came to the home of the landlord.
There are very few people in the country, and they are all neighbors who know each other on the street. The landlord's mother is a local math teacher. She doesn't speak English. She only greets us with a simple hello hello. Let's sit down and take out all kinds of homemade cakes and peach water from the kitchen for breakfast. The type of cake is stuffed with cheese and potatoes. The most amazing thing is peach water. Use your own peaches to add water and sugar and put them in a glass jar for a while to drink. The taste is mellow, sweet as first love.
After breakfast, the landlord began to take us to the yard, and we introduced her mother's potatoes, beans, plum trees, and peach trees. The entire yard was occupied by vegetables, and a few chickens were raised in the farthest corner. When I was hungry, I ran to the yard to pick up fresh vegetables, pour a cup of chacha, let the wind blow into the house, and live poetry without going far.
Narikala, also known as the mother castle of Tbilisi, was built in the 4th century AD and is the most famous and oldest monument in ancient Tbilisi; the citizens call it "the heart and soul of the city." The construction date of the fortress was in the 4th century AD, that is, it was there from the beginning of the city.
Sunset is the best time to climb the fortress, overlooking the Tbilisi and Kura Rivers in the capital of Georgia. The whole city is covered with a golden glow, and the lights begin to light up. Life in Tbilisi at night began.