Narikala Fortress

Ask anybody in Georgia - what are the must have tourist sites to visit while in Tbilisi. Narikala fortress will be a top of the list.

And there is a good reason -  an ancient fortress, featuring rich history, overlooking Tbilisi, with some really spectacular views towards Tbilisi Old Town. 

Spectacular view to the Narikala Fortress

Spectacular view to the Narikala Fortress

Above photo is shot from another monastery, located just opposite to Narikala fortress: See: Tabor monastery

Inside fortress complex there is located St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church inside Narikala fortress

St. Nicholas Church inside Narikala fortress

There are many (at least three) options to get to Narikala - by Tbilisi Aerial tram, from Tbilisi Botanical garden or climbing up from Bath District (Abanotubani)

Tourist route to Narikala fortress from Abanotubani

Tourist route to Narikala fortress from Abanotubani

You can get here by taxi as well.

View towards Tbilisi

View towards Tbilisi

Some really great views can be seen from here. Narikala is great for photography.

Ancient fortress walls

Ancient fortress walls

If you have been to Yerevean, Armenia - you might find some similarities with Erebuni fortress, thus Narikala will impress you more. 

Hiking trails at Narikala

Hiking trails at Narikala

Some can take aerial tram to get up here from Rike park and then walk along impressive Narikala fortification wall.

Watch towers can be seen from Botanical garden side

Watch towers can be seen from Botanical garden side

About Reinis Fischer

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