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  • Svan Towers

Svan Towers are considered to be the symbol of Svaneti and a large portion of them date back to Medieval times. The existence of these defensive dwellings is explained by the need of protection from invaders and natural disasters. Thus each house had a tower which served for the families as shelter in case of war. Another function of Svan towers was alarm signalization when signal fires were lit in case of approaching enemy.

All Svan towers look totally indistinguishable - a square decreased stone structure of 28 m tallness. Each tower is four or five storied with windowed upper section.

The greatest number of Svan towers are still present in Mestia and Ushguli. The newest is no less than 200 years old. Presently the towers are not used, their wooden floor partitions had fallen long time ago so it is difficult to climb them.

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