About Attraction

Batonis Tsikhe, which translates as “The Master’s Fortress,” is located in the capital of Kakheti region, Telavi. It was built in the 16th century by the King Archil. The Fortress used to be the most important residence for Kakhetian kings. The complex is comprised of two old churches, a palace of King Erekle II, and ruins of a royal bath. Outside the castle the statue of King Erekle the Second can be seen. Despite the fact that the castle went through several reconstructions, it almost kept its original face. Nowadays, there is a museum inside the palace. The museum exhibits the king’s living place, bedrooms and his famous throne and sword.