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Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble

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Address: Georgian Military Highway, Ananuri, Georgia
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Beautiful castle-church in great location

I really recommend the visit of this castle/ monastery about 1 hour drive North of Tbilisi. The drive is very lovely through mountains, lakes and rivers and the medieval... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really recommend the visit of this castle/ monastery about 1 hour drive North of Tbilisi. The drive is very lovely through mountains, lakes and rivers and the medieval construction is great. If you visit the place early enough, there are very few tourist and the views are fantastic.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic place, beside the main road. The church inside shows a blend of Christian and Celtic Culture. Excellent view and nice carvings can be seen on the outer surface of the castle wall. There are no admission fees and you can visit it any time daylight.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here via private tour from Tbilisi. Though is it far from the city proper, castle is stunning to see right beside river beds as background.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

After a wonderful tour to the Gudauri Ski Resort, and back to Tbilisi, stopped in the highway to visit Ananuri Fortified Castle. An old and truely fortified castle with a thick walls and inside is a small church. In front of the castle is a place to try Causasian dress/uniform, simply wear a fur coat and hat, sit on a... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fantastic place which is just beside the main road towards Gudauri. Nice view and beautiful carvings can be seen on the outer surface of the fortified castle wall. There is no admissin fee and you can visit it any time daylight.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The fortress complex is perched on a ridge facing down the river, from where you can imagine the invaders approaching. The church has some very intriguing and well-maintained stone wall carvings outside, which seem to show a mixture of Christian, Celtic and oriental influences. Well worth a stop on your way to/from Gudauri ski resort, and the row of souvenir... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A small church yet full of symbols are history. Loved the outer wall of the church. Spotted so many symbols pertaining to Georgian civilization and religion. Inside, the paintings of the wall were very meaningful and historical. Great view from the church's outer wall, if that is what you are looking for.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The place is nice especially when our tour guide explained the history for the fortress. We also got to see here a real life "Rapunzel" tower where our guide told us that during the war the children are brought here and they climbed up/down thru ropes to keep them secured.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It has one of the most amazing views in Georgia. But as soon as you will hear the history behind it, you will realize what sort of an authentic value it has. 👍👍👍

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is a beautiful place, with spectacular scenery. You can visit the church and take photos with Caucasian attire. It is in between Tbilisi and Kazbegi.

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