5 One of the Most Ancient Cave Towns of Georgia

One of the Most Ancient Cave Towns of Georgia

Posted on May 30, 2011 by team

Walking paths.

Stairs.

The temple of Makvliani (the big cave at the bottom) is the largest (covering about 300 sq. m) of the surviving temples of the Hellenistic period. The larger pagan temples were later rebuilt in Christian churches.

In the 10th century, Uplistsuli Church was built at the very top of the city. In the Soviet times the church was abandoned but now it works. Its paintings were destroyed, but the walls still remember the autographs of soldiers of the Russian army, quartered here in 1848-1849.

The first tourists also left some inscriptions.

Many carved in the rocks rooms are decorated with imitation of wooden or stone beams, columns and other architectural elements.

Sometime these caves didn’t need any props.

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5 Responses to “One of the Most Ancient Cave Towns of Georgia”

  1. Musa says:

    It’s a very beautiful place.

  2. mukmika says:

    Very interesting, would like to visit here.

  3. da2na The Georgian says:

    yeah My country really stunningly beautyfull, may be thats why Russians want to invade it! unfortunateli we – Georgians do not own any information about our teritories in abkhazia! there are more beautyfull Georgian churchies and more beautyfull wievs! I hope I’ll be able to visit Abkhazia as the part of my country!

  4. studmuffin says:

    yes very interesting how long ago was it built, and how, i mean that is all stone you know.

  5. kaifeng says:

    really like to visit someday this place,so nice landscape and caves. thanks for your introducing.

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