uplistsikhe historical and architectural museum


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  • Uplistsikhe historical and architectural museum

Located in Historical Shida (Inner) Kartli, 14 km. eastwards from the city of Gori.

Visitors will be able to walk on cut in the rock streets and squares, see heathen temples, palaces, depressions used for several ritual purposes, richly adorned halls, bakeries, secret tunnel, etc. Besides, the remains of ancient three-nave basilica, early medieval ‘crown-prince’ church erected over the basement of once heathen temple in the central neighborhood of Uplistsikhe, coupled with medieval houses and palaces make the site one of the most requested visiting points in Georgia.

Several valuable artifacts excavated on the territory of the ancient settlement and its surroundings are exhibited in the museum, the most noteworthy of which are the unique samples of small plastics, embroidery, weaponry, agricultural tools and cult service goods.

The Uplistsikhe Complex is one of the outstanding sites of its kind worldwide. This rock–cut settlement is a city-type residential area. In the Hellenistic and Late Antique periods Uplistsikhe was the influential political, cultural and religious centers of the Country. The site is rich with heathen-time and Christian monuments.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00-17.00
Ticket price: Adult - 3 GEL, schoolchildrens and students - 1GEL

Free of charge:

  • Children under 6 years of age and homeless children
  • Employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums
  • ICOM
  • ICOMOS members (with valid identification)
  • First and second category disabled persons
  • soldiers
  • refugees

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