Excursion in Rabat fortress in Georgia
• Tour of Rabat fortress in Georgia
We are in this post will focus on the Akhaltsikhe fortress, which is also called "Rabat fortress." This castle belongs to the Middle Ages and is located in the south of Georgia in Akhaltsikhe, in the territory of the historical region Meskhetia. Fortress was founded in 1578 when the city of Akhaltsikhe was captured by Ottoman forces.
Rabati Castle is divided into two parts: the upper (historical) and lower (modern). At the top of the fortress located: Historical Museum of Samtskhe-Javakheti region, which is located in the ancestral castle Jakeli mosque Haji Ahmed Pasha (Ahmediya), madrasah, tomb of the pasha, the Orthodox Church of the IX century, the citadel and the amphitheater. On the territory of the Lower Castle are mostly tourist service facilities: a hotel, a restaurant, two café-bars, a wine cellar, a brand stores.
The hotel and gestoran at the bottom of the fortress.
The beautiful balconies.
Terrace, planted grapes.
The main square in the lower part.
A cozy place to relax.
After opening the fortress in Akhaltsikhe was to come a lot of tourists.
A neat streets.
Orthodox fortress in the IX. at the top.
A view of the ramparts from the outside.
And this kind of offer on one of the towers of the fortress.
The general plan of the upper part.
The view from the tower on the fortress area and a bit of the city.
The tower and the view of the city.
Buildings in the fortress.
On the territory of the fortress is very well seen the city itself.
The fortress wall.
And how neatly paved path.
Another tower and buildings.
City view from the lookout. The town also has changed a lot in recent years. In the foreground, built a new church and a monument to Queen Tamara.
Another view of the other side of town. Ahead of world-famous police station and the house of Justice. Such buildings - business cards modern Georgia.
Panorama of the city.
The road leading to the fortress.
Park at the top of the fortress.