Route: Tbilisi - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Mtskheta-Tbilisi
Tour Type: Cultural - cognitive
Tour Duration: 1 day
A detailed description of the tour:
Direction: Tbilisi - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Mtskheta - Tbilisi.
Places to See:
Holy Jvari Monastery - Is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Uplistsikhe - Cave Town-Fortress is situated on a rocky massif in 15 km eastwards to town Gori on the left bank of the river Mtkvari.
Gori - The territory of Gori has been populated since the early Bronze Age. According to the medieval Georgian chronicles, the town of Gori was founded by King David IV (r. 1089-1125) who settled refugees from Armenia there. However, the fortress of Gori (Goris-Tsikhe), appears to have been in use already in the 7th century, and archaeological evidence indicates the existence of an urban community in Classical Antiquity.
Stalin museum - is a museum in Gori, Georgia dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retained until recent years its Soviet-era characteristics. The origin house of Stalin where he lived with her mother.
Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century) in Mtskheta are amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture, and are historically significant in the development of medieval architecture throughout the Caucasus. Of special significance are early inscriptions, which form a valuable reference in the study of the origins of the early Georgian alphabet.
Svetitskhoveli Church - Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day.