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Gori Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 81 photos
Gori is a 60,000 inhabitants city of eastern Georgia, in Shida Karti province. It has a long history as it was founded in the Xith century by king David IV. However, the name of Gori evokes immediately the name of Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, aka Joseph Stalin who was born there in 1878. A museum reminds his life.
The fortress of Goristikhe stands high on top of a hill overlooking the city. It’s name, means Gori’s fortress.
In the neighbourhood, one must visit the troglodytic city of Uplistikhe (the fortress of Uppli) and the church of Ateni Sioni (pages to be built soon)
During the 2008 conflict (South Ossetian war), Gori was bombed and occupied by the Russian army for two weeks. In April 2011, during our short visit, we did not see anything that reminded that episode.
The Church of Ateni Sioni stands on a shelf, between the villages of Patara Sioni (Little Sioni) and Didi Sioni (Great... more travel advice
On the side of Stalin’s museum stands a large building, the Intourist Hotel and Restaurant. It has a distinctive Stalin... more travel advice
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