Narikala (Georgian: ნარიყალა) is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Mtkvari (Kura) River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulfur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of "prescribed cross" type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.
According to the legend it's was built by the king Vakhtang I Gorgasali of ancient Kingdom of Iberia.
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Jeremy Rovny | Jan 28, 2018
I totally had a great time climbing around the walls of this fortress and absorbing the neat views. The church was beautiful as well. I'd definitely recommend reading up on the history before coming to add to the experience. A definite "to see" of you're in the city.
Rajib Banerjee | Jan 28, 2018
Tbilisi is a great tourist destination. It is recommended to all who are following my reviews. It's a safe place and very tourist friendly. On arrival and no visa for most of the countries.
Tammy Rotem | Feb 8, 2018
Very old and preserved fortress. Muat go up there with the cable car and enjoy the beautiful view of the city as well as the "mother of Georgia" statue.
Anning Sofi | Feb 24, 2018
Take the cable to the Fortress. There is a rich history of kings and monks behind the fortress. Must visit.
Gaurav Sharma | Jan 25, 2018
With the exception of enjoying the view which.....is by the way very beautiful....I don't think there much to do. Despite that its a nice place to hangout.
Roman Repin | Mar 10, 2018
Great sightseeing place. With amazing city views.
Thinagaran K HARIDASS | Mar 26, 2018
Beautiful view of tbilisi. I would recommend walking up to real tbilisi
Igor Gassko | May 6, 2018
Nice view of the city, but little to explore. It's more beautiful from outside. At the bottom entrance there are stairs that lead to Botanical Gardens. Those are fabulous, don't miss!
Hayk Ghazarian | Apr 21, 2018
The fortress of Narikala dominates over Tbilisi. This place offers a great view over the Georgian capital. Getting there is a little bit hard. But it is rewarding. Also, you will see the new church of Saint Nicholaus. There used to be an old church but it was destroyed by fire later to be rebuilt. Must-see place if you are in Tbilisi!
Jeremy Swartz | Apr 22, 2018
Well worth the journey. You get a fantastic view of the city. Plus to get above the pollution which is very nice. You don't realize how bad the smog/pollution is until you get out of it. Very nice to see history protected and presevered. Georgia appears to honor their past which can't be said about every country. I recommend making the trip and exploring.
Madeleine Schmich | Apr 18, 2018
A must for those who love all things medieval. Tremendous view of the city on one side and the hills of the botanical garden on the other.
Austin Johnson | May 31, 2018
This is an awesome hike! And the views are beautiful. Also the history is also beautiful.
Mārtiņš Lagzdins | Jun 2, 2018
Quite cool catsle on a hill. Negative side, there are only ruins, no information about the castle, no interactive demos. A good place for a evening walk
robert coombes | Jun 18, 2018
Very awesome. The old and the new in this country flow so we'll together. It's amazing to see suck history and the old traditions if the Orthodox church just adds so much gravity to the sites. Very very cool
Max Morgan | Jul 11, 2018
Great views - good to go once in the daytime to explore the ruins of the fort (wear sturdy shoes and expect to climb up parts of fallen walls for the best views) and once at night for views over the city
Alain Demblon | Jul 8, 2018
Absolutely breathtaking and incredible to see such history in this beautiful part of Tiblisi. Definitely worth a visit.
Wowo Manipulations | Jul 28, 2018
Sometimes it is even enough to get to Narikala and understand what this city about. If you have a little time to visit Tbilisi, this place is a must. I suggest to take a ropeway and visit it twice - in a daylight and late evening - totally different views and feelings.
Allison Mages | Jul 27, 2018
A beautiful view of Tblisi from here. Some parts are a bit challenging to climb - and there are no guard rails - so just be aware of your limits. A nice escape from the city.
Paulo Costa | Jul 22, 2018
A must view point to conquer! Be brave and walk there!!! Its worth the ride. Along the way you find others treasures... cable car is for loosers or acceptable if a person has any physical limitations.
Ksenia Leontyeva | Aug 14, 2018
Must visit. One of the tourist attractions. Good view. You can go up there from Rike Park for 2.5lari by cable car. And then go down.
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